School of Engineering


Bioresources Engineering

Bioresources (Agricultural) Engineering integrates scientific principles and engineering practice to solve practical problems in the production and processing of food, feed, fibre and fuels. Bioresources Engineering connects the living world of plants, soil, water and animals with the technology of engineering.


Bachelor of Science Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)

The degree of Bachelor of Science in the field of Agricultural Engineering is an Honours equivalent, professional Bachelors degree that extends over four years. Instruction is through lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals. 

Bioresources Engineering brings together teaching and research, and as a result it is able to offer an exceptionally wide range of exciting and innovative multi-disciplinary courses that will broaden perspectives, foster a capacity for independent critical thinking, and provide intellectual tools for developing your mind, while at the same time enhancing your career opportunities in the local and global marketplace.

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths and Physical Science Level 5 (65%), English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%) and three other subjects from the designated list

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    33 - 48


CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    26 - 48

How to Apply

All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree/ diploma study (Grade 12s and undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Master of Science in Engineering

At the postgraduate level, students can specialise in their field by studying for a Master of Science (MSc) degree. Generally, students will use this degree to expand on their undergraduate studies and develop a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of their chosen discipline. 

Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy programme is offered where students engage in novel research supervised by academic members of staff. This is typically three years of fulltime study and normally follows on from a Master of Science Degree.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to our College office. Visit the College website to see the steps to follow, download the application pack/ forms and access the link to apply online.


Research Areas

We are a research-led institution, producing knowledge for the rapidly-changing and information-rich world.

Research Groups

We have a number of research groups that specialise in areas of research in Land Surveying. 

Student dissertations

UKZN Research Space was developed to increase the visibility, availability and impact of tour students’ research output.

Academic staff

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Prof Mohamed Mostafa

Academic Leader:
Bioresources Engineering | 031 260 3709

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Prof Tilahun Seyoum

Programme Co-ordinator:
Bioresources Engineering | 033 260 6140

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Contact us

Ms Natasha Moneyvalu

Physical Address

Rabie Saunders Building,
Agriculture Campus,
University of KwaZulu-Natal

62 Carbis Road,
Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg,