College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production
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Public talk – Forging an African Space Launch Capability

In celebration of the official launch of the UKZN Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI), you are cordially invited to attend a Public Lecture
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Aerospace Engineering Seminar: A Deep Dive into ASRI’s Rocket Research Activities

Join us for a set of presentations by engineering personnel in the Aerospace Systems Research Institute. The seminar will comprise brief talks of 10 minutes each, covering topics such as the flight performance of a Phoenix hybrid rocket, the design and ground-testing of UKZN’s powerful ABLE liquid rocket engine, the...
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Matric Exam Helpline

The College of AES Teaching and Learning office is proud to offer this Matric support line for students from schools in KZN.    
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Love of the Environment Inspires Research on Changing Rangelands

Ms Xolile Zuma’s Masters in Environmental Science used geospatial techniques to detect and map how communal rangelands in KwaZulu-Natal are changing. UKZN’s dynamic academic environment inspired her to produce strong research that she hopes will have a positive effect on the communities and environment she studied. Originally from Pietermaritzburg where...
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Master’s Research Uses Hydrological Models to Investigate Runoff in Urban Areas

Ms Zama Ndlovu’s Masters in Hydrology utilised a combination of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and machine learning methodologies. Her research focused on classifying land cover and mapping impervious surfaces in urban areas that are usually covered by large areas of impervious land cover. This can lead to flooding, infrastructure...
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Research on Control of Potato Disease Motivates Further Study

Ms Thandeka Mbanjwa’s Masters in Plant Pathology sought environmentally friendly solutions to a significant potato disease to reduce yield losses of the staple crop and motivated her to consider furthering her studies at PhD level. Originally from Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbanjwa completed her Bachelor of Science (BSc) and BSc Honours...
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Welcome Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Fhatuwani Mudau

Contact Details


PA / Secretary (Acting)
Ms Kerry Jordaan

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: jordaank@ukzn.ac.za
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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region and boasts some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Our college is comprised of five schools, namely:

The DVC is supported by six school Deans as well as Deans of Teaching & Learning and Research, while administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services.

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Latest news

Read all about the latest developments in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

28/03/2024

Young Academic Leads African Farm Management Association

Dr Lelethu Mdoda, a senior lecturer in agricultural economics at the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), has...
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28/03/2024

Hydrators Student Club Commemorates World Water Day with Campus Event

As part of the Centre for Water Resources Research’s (CWRR) quest to spread knowledge on water-related matters in the realm...
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04/03/2024

 UKZN Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The African Health Research Institute (AHRI) in collaboration with UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) celebrated International Day for...
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12/02/2024

COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR: SEMESTER 1 | 2024

Dear Staff and Students As you are aware, Monday, 12 February 2024, marks the beginning of Semester 1 of 2024....
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04/12/2023

Focus on Water Security at Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium

Critical issues surrounding water security and sustainability were discussed by scholars, researchers, and industry professionals during the 2023 Postgraduate Research...
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19/10/2023

Biochemist Investigates Use of Antidepressants to Treat a Variety of Diseases

Master’s degree student in the Biochemistry Discipline, Mr Daniel Tessema, is among 60 postgraduates of the School of Life Sciences who have...
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19/10/2023

Geneticist Advancing Forensic Science Through Fluids Analysis

Dedicated master’s degree student in Genetics Ms Mishka Dass is among 60 postgraduates set to represent the School of Life Sciences at...
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10/10/2023

ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH CENTRE BURSARY OPPORTUNITY | APPLY NOW!

The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) is a centre that focuses on research in Astrophysics and Cosmology and, in particular, radio...
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06/10/2023

Pioneering Sustainable Solutions for Clean Water

In a world where access to clean and safe drinking water remains a pressing global concern, individuals like Mrs Esther...
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04/10/2023

Love of the Environment Inspires Research on Changing Rangelands

Ms Xolile Zuma’s Masters in Environmental Science used geospatial techniques to detect and map how communal rangelands in KwaZulu-Natal are...
Read More
04/10/2023

Master’s Research Uses Hydrological Models to Investigate Runoff in Urban Areas

Ms Zama Ndlovu’s Masters in Hydrology utilised a combination of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and machine learning methodologies. Her...
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04/10/2023

Research on Control of Potato Disease Motivates Further Study

Ms Thandeka Mbanjwa’s Masters in Plant Pathology sought environmentally friendly solutions to a significant potato disease to reduce yield losses...
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04/10/2023

Championing the Youth in Transformative Agricultural Systems

Dr Wendy Geza’s journey to her PhD in Food Security began in UKZN’s Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management (AERRM)...
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04/10/2023

A Tale of Eels and Eco-Estates

‘I chose UKZN because I was given a fantastic opportunity to pursue a funded master’s degree. I had also heard...
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04/10/2023

Harvesting Seaweed to Treat Diabetes and Obesity

Ms S’thandiwe Magwaza received her Master’s in Biochemistry cum laude for her research on the use of seaweed to treat diabetes and...
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