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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Places still available for first-year students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science still has places available in its first-year programmes for funded or self-funded students for second semester
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Open Day Information

Take a look at all the information that was discussed at our virtual Open Day webinar.
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Passing of Professor Chris Buckley

Professor Chris Buckley 5th July 1949 to 27th May 2021 In loving memory of Prof Chris Buckley – a true legend and pioneer who dedicated his life to providing water and sanitation services to the unserved. It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you that our dearest professor, colleague...
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UKZN and The Ocean Cleanup Partner to Tackle Umgeni River Plastic Pollution

UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic - to investigate the mechanisms of plastic pollution in the Umgeni River and its transportation through all seasons. The project will span three years (2021 to...
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Problems at Eskom Identified as a Main Cause of SA’s Energy Crisis

Corruption and mismanagement at Eskom were highlighted as being among the main causes of the energy crisis in South Africa during a webinar hosted by UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division. Facilitated by Dr Leigh Jarvis of the University’s School of Engineering, the webinar discussed the country’s ongoing energy crisis, including the...
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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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