School of Engineering


Welcome to the School of Engineering

The School offers nine areas of specialisation. Each discipline provides students with the option of professional registration and access to numerous career opportunities in the fields of engineering, research and development, project management, production management, consulting and general management.
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Electronic Engineer Designs High-Frequency Antennas for Future Wireless Communication

Working on the design and investigation of substrate integrated waveguide-fed dielectric resonator antennas for D-band applications bore fruit for Dr Emmanuel Chemweno in the form of a PhD in Electronic Engineering! ‘My research was into the design of antennas for future 5G/6G communications,’ said Chemweno. ‘These antennas are important elements...
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Civil Engineer Tackles Bus Rapid Transit Challenges

Civil Engineer Dr Abayomi Modupe received his PhD for research into challenges experienced within Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Modupe’s doctoral thesis, supervised by Professor Johnnie Ben-Edigbe, was titled: Influence of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Mixed-Traffic Capacity Utilisation and its Time Headway Implications. He focused on Cape Town’s MyCiTi...
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Top Achiever Set on Further Study in Aerospace Systems Engineering

Summa cum laude Mechanical Engineering graduate Mr Brent Yelland has been awarded the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) Medal for being the top BSc Engineering student at UKZN. ‘It’s nice to get some recognition for my hard work,’ said Yelland. ‘However, I’m not motivated by awards but rather aim to...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Glen Bright

Ms Nondumiso Cele
031 260 3055

The School of Engineering is one of five Schools on the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School offers a variety of degree options, ranging from undergraduate qualifications to doctoral degrees.

The School offers eight areas of specialisation, which provides students with the option of professional registration and access to numerous career opportunities.

Programmes offered by the School are fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and conform to the highest international standards.


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