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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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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Knowledge of Nutrition in Cameroon Expanded

Dr Faith Akob focused her PhD in Human Nutrition on filling a gap in nutrition knowledge in Cameroon by improving understanding of nutritional patterns, nutritional status and areas in need of intervention. Akob also hoped to provide insights into the dietary needs and challenges of adults and children in the...
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Lecturer’s PhD Research Expands Knowledge of Durban Community’s Waste Management

An interest in climate change mitigation and engaging with communities motivated Dr Amanda Gumede, a Geography lecturer at UKZN, to conduct a comprehensive audit of household waste management practices within the Bluff area in Durban for her PhD, in order to assess sustainability considerations and inform future intervention strategies. Gumede,...
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PhD Graduates Boost Africa’s Plant Breeding Expertise

UKZN’s African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) is celebrating the accomplishments of five PhD graduates representing three African countries and five different crops who have investigated how to enhance the traits of their chosen crops to resist disease, tolerate drought, respond to biocontrol agents, and provide better yield and nutritional...
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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.

23/05/2024

Award-Winning Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Ms Bronwyn Ramsamy, who graduated with a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree, was a prize winner at the...
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23/05/2024

Summa Cum Laude Honours Degree for Biochemistry Top Achieve

The Whitehead Biochemistry Award for the best Biochemistry Honours student on the Westville Campus was presented to Ms Huda Ismail...
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23/05/2024

Knowledge of Nutrition in Cameroon Expanded

Dr Faith Akob focused her PhD in Human Nutrition on filling a gap in nutrition knowledge in Cameroon by improving...
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23/05/2024

Lecturer’s PhD Research Expands Knowledge of Durban Community’s Waste Management

An interest in climate change mitigation and engaging with communities motivated Dr Amanda Gumede, a Geography lecturer at UKZN, to...
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23/05/2024

PhD Graduates Boost Africa’s Plant Breeding Expertise

UKZN’s African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) is celebrating the accomplishments of five PhD graduates representing three African countries and...
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23/05/2024

200 Young South Africans Award Winner Passionate about Lion Conservation

A 2022 winner of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans award and project manager at the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT),...
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23/05/2024

Risk Determinants of Lung Function in Young Children Explored by Data Scientist

On top of earning his Master of Science in Data Science degree, Mr Phelelani Siboniso “PS” Ndlovu is the joint...
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23/05/2024

Machine Learning Used to Deepen Understanding of the Cosmos

Dr Chandan Nagarajappa has graduated with a PhD in Physics for his dissertation titled: Application of Machine Learning in Cosmology...
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22/05/2024

Metal Nanoparticles Used to Harness Solar Radiation in Physics Research

Nigerian national Dr Jude Ike graduated with a PhD degree in Physics, focusing his research on the use of metal...
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22/05/2024

UKZN’s Peptide Sciences Lab Attracted Doctoral Graduate

Research conducted in the field of Peptide Chemistry led to Dr Amit Chakraborty being awarded a PhD. ‘The Peptide Sciences...
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17/05/2024

Computer Scientist Follows the Sun!

Mr Mangaliso Mngomezulu secured an MSc Computer Science degree summa cum laude for research he did on predicting radiation outbursts (solar flares)...
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15/05/2024

Passionate Advocate for Women in STEM Bags PhD… and Twin Boys!

Despite becoming a mother to twin boys at a crucial stage in her academic journey, Pietermaritzburg lecturer Dr Jesca Batidzirai...
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15/05/2024

Astrophysicist Turns Spotlight on General Relativity

Astrophysicist Dr Pretty Khambule graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics for her thesis on dynamics and thermodynamics in general...
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15/05/2024

Mathematical Modelling Sheds Light on the Spread of Ebola Virus Disease

Research into the mathematical modelling of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) earned Dr Suliman Abdalla a PhD in Applied Mathematics....
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15/05/2024

Civil Engineer Tackles Bus Rapid Transit Challenge

Civil Engineer Dr Abayomi Modupe received his PhD for research into challenges experienced within Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Modupe’s...
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