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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Registration 2022 | 10 Jan – 25 Feb

In view of the current Covid-19 public health emergency, the University has put in place measures to ensure that the 2021 registration processes continue in a manner that mitigates the health and safety risks for our staff, students, and members of our local communities.
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Electrifying at 54!

Graduating at the age of 54 with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and already working toward a PhD at a time when most other people start to slow down, Mr Kabulo Loji has all sorts of personal and professional aspirations. Loji obtained his first degree cum laude while he was living...
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UKZN Fires Up Powerful Liquid Rocket Engine in Ground Tests

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) has successfully tested a powerful liquid propellant rocket engine as the first step towards developing a launch vehicle for placing satellites into Earth-orbit. The Ablative Blow-Down Liquid Engine (ABLE) was designed by Mechanical Engineering students in the masters and...
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UKZN Features in Times Higher Education Annual Rankings by Subject for 2022

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been placed into the 601+ band of the Times Higher Education (THE) annual ranking of the top universities for 2022 by subject, which feature 10 South African universities in four key disciplines of study. THE is the leading provider of Higher Education data for 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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