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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We are in the process of redeveloping our website. Please contact us if you are not able to find the information you need.
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International Jet Engine Expert Joins UKZN

Click here for isiZulu version The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering has been boosted by the acquisition of alumnus and former research leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Professor Glen Snedden. A specialist in gas turbines, Snedden is recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise, and joins not only...
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Renowned Pollution Research Group Reborn as the WASH Centre

UKZN’s acclaimed Pollution Research Group (PRG) has been re-established as a research centre titled: the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Research and Development Centre (WASH R&D Centre). The PRG - created in the 1970s - is housed in the basement of the Chemical Engineering building on the Howard College campus. Originating from initiatives...
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UKZN and NMU Represent SA in Global CYBATHLON Powered Arm Prosthesis Race

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in collaboration with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will proudly represent South Africa in the 2020 Global CYBATHLON Championship to be hosted in Switzerland on 13 and 14 November 2020. UKZN and NMU, with the support of the Robotics Association of South Africa and the Swiss...
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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.

Website under construction

We are developing a new look and feel for our website. We have a few quirks to fix, but we will have everything up and running in no time.

If you don’t find the information you need, please drop up us a line and we’ll get back to you. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.