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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Applications close 30 Sept

First-year applications for 2022 admission close at the end of the month. Take a look at our programmes and apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).
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PRIS 2021 Call for abstracts

Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the annual Postgraduate Research & Innovation Symposium (PRIS), to deliver an oral or flash presentation.
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UKZN Engineering Alumnus Working with McClaren

Mechanical Engineering alumnus Mr Stephen Johanson has carved a career for himself in the automotive industry, driving forward advancements in hybrid technology at McLaren Automotive Ltd in the United Kingdom, where he is Engineering Manager for Electric Drive Systems.
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UKZN Partners with Johnson & Johnson on WiSTEM2D Programme

UKZN has joined Johnson & Johnson in its Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) initiative which aims to increase the number of women who enter and graduate from undergraduate programmes with degrees in STEM2D.
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Umgenipoort Research Facility Provides Unique Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Research

Thanks to the generosity of the Oppenheimer family, UKZN has enjoyed access to an exciting research site facility near the source of the Umgeni River since 2015. A visit to the site - at Umgenipoort in the upper reaches of the Dargle Valley - was recently organised to explore avenues...
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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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