Wonder Women In Science (WWIS)

Study at UKZN

The WWIS campaign highlights the talent we have at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We pride ourselves as being a university of choice for students and staff.

Each WWIS had to go through an academic journey that set them on their scientific path. Take a look at the information below to learn more about us and our programmes. 

Applications close 30 September 2020

College of AES

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region and boasts some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Researchers in the College lead many national and international teams, and support from government agencies and international foundations exceeds R200 million annually. The College operates on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses of the university and is led by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College.

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The College is a complex operation, comprising of five schools that deliver a full range of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
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School of Chemistry and Physics
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School of Engineering
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School of Life Sciences
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School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Website

Webinar videos and presentations

We ran our very first online open day on 13 June 2020 via a Zoom webinar. We opened our doors (virtually) to students who are thinking about studying Agriculture, Engineering or Science.

The resources below were unpacked to help attendees learn about career opportunities and study options in the College of AES. You will find the recordings of the webinar and the presentations that were given, in the programme items below.

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Hosted by the Dean of Teaching and Learning – Professor Naven Chetty

This overview will include information about the College, its mainstream and Access programmes, the application process and relevant funding opportunities.

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Hosted by the Dean of Chemistry and Physics – Professor Ross Robinson

A more in-depth look at study options in Chemistry and Physics.

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Hosted by the Dean of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Delia North.

A more in-depth look at the wide range of study options available in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

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Hosted by UKZN Science Centre Coordinator, Dr Tanja Reinhardt

A discussion of career and study options in the College of AES.

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Hosted by the Dean of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences – Professor Fhatu Mudau

A more in-depth look at UKZN’s offerings within the Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Hosted by the Dean of Life Sciences – Professor Ade Olaniran

A more in-depth look at study opportunities across the full range of the Life Sciences.

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Choose a career path

It may be hard for you to decide what type of scientist you want to become. These resources were designed to help students decide which branch of science they would like to pursue in the college. 

KIERSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER (KTS)

The Keirsey Assessments are one of the most widely utilised temperament and personality assessments in the world. This questionnaire is a behavioural analysis tool that can be used to identify learning styles and promote team building. Follow the steps below to take the test and find out your results.

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Step 1 - Visit the KTS website

Visit the Strategic Action website to take the Kiersey Temperament Test. It only works in the following browsers: Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

Step 2 - Take the test and record your results

Answer all 70 questions in the questionnaire, then click “Get Results” and make a note of it. The results will appear in a combination of the following letters: E, I, S, N, T, F, J, P

Step 3 - Interpret your results

The results of your test will indicate that you will fall in one of four temperaments: Artisans, Guardians, Rationals and Idealists. Each of these temperaments can be further subdivided into four personality types. Download the personality types below that are relevant to your results. 

School Brochures

AEES Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Engineering Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the School of Engineering.

MSCS Brochure

This brochure profiles the School of Maths, Statistics and Computer Science.

Chemistry & Physics Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the School of Chemistry and Physics.

Life Sciences Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the School of Life Sciences.

Postgraduate Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of our Postgraduate programmes in the College.

Career posters

Chemistry careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Chemistry courses.

Engineering careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Engineering courses.

Physics careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Physics courses.

Computer Science careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Computer Science courses.

Maths careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Maths courses.

Statistics careers

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Statistics courses.

Career resources

Career videos

We have developed videos about each branch of science offered in the College.

Career assessments

Our student counsellors offer computerised career assessments for learners.

Application information

18 May 2020

Dear Staff and Students

The University has met its enrolment targets for 2020, and for this reason,  the University’s Leadership has resolved that no further academic registrations for 2020 will be processed for undergraduate, Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas and Coursework Masters study during 2020.   This further implies that no applications for undergraduate, Honours and Postgraduate Diploma, and Coursework Masters admission will be accepted for the second semester of 2020.

A process for consideration of postgraduate registration in 2020 (Research Masters and Doctoral qualifications) has been established, and information in this regard circulated to Colleges and Schools.

 

CENTRAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE (CAO)
Application via the CAO for 2021 is open and ongoing, and applications for 2021 are being accepted, with early provisional offers being made to qualifying applicants. Early provisional offers will be made on Grade 11 results, as the Basic Education sector has not yet confirmed the status of the 2020 June and/or Trial examinations.

Pupils in their Grade 12 year are encourage to apply via the CAO (www.cao.ac.za).  Please note that applications for the 2021 MBCHB programme close on the 30th of June 2020, while applications for all other 2021 undergraduate programmes close on the 30th of September 2020.

As at 15 May 2020, UKZN had already received just over 10 000 applications for study in 2021.

Past Matric applicants  with a South African Matric/NSC should also apply via the CAO.

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA THE UKZN APPLICATION PORTAL, WHICH WILL OPEN ON 1 JUNE 2020 (www.ukzn.ac.za/)
South African applicants with an International Matric/School leaving certificate should apply via www.ukzn.ac.za/. The same application closing dates apply as for CAO applications (30 June for MBCHB, and 30 September for all other programmes).

Application from International applicants (that is all applicants outside of the South African borders) should apply via www.ukzn.ac.za/ noting that the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine is governed by a SADC agreement to accept applicants from countries without a medical school, for example, Lesotho. Such applications are channelled via their respective Ministries.

Postgraduate Applicants for 2021 are encouraged to apply via www.ukzn.ac.za/ noting the different closing dates in the Postgraduate Prospectus.

COVID-19 brings with it a number of unknowns currently, and the University wishes to advise, that while applications are encouraged and are being accepted, the start date for the 2021 academic year can currently not be confirmed.  With time, we will be better placed to advise the University community and our external stakeholders.

UKZN currently has every intention of completing the 2020 academic year, acknowledging that such completion might only occur early in 2021.


Issued by

Dr Kathy Cleland
Registrar (Acting)

Mrs Tracy Govender  |  College Manager: Academic Services  |  govendert10@ukzn.ac.za  |  031 260 7434

  • Mrs Denise O’Reilly
    Principal Academic Admin Officer (Howard College)
    oreilly@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 3847
  • Mrs Loveness Ndlovu
    Principal Academic Officer (Pietermaritzburg)
    ndlovul@ukzn.ac.za
    033 260 5184
  • Mr Sihle Khuzwayo
    Principle Academic Admin Officer (Westville)
    khuzwayoss@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 3302

Application closing date: 30 September 2020

Contact us for more information

Name Position Email
Prof Ade Olaniran
Dean & Head of School: Life Sciences
olanirana@ukzn.ac.za
Prof Delia North
Dean & Head of School: Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science
northd@ukzn.ac.za
Mrs Denise O'Reilly
Principal Academic Admin Officer (Howard College)
oreilly@ukzn.ac.za
Prof Fhatuwani Mudau
Dean & Head of School: Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences
mudauf@ukzn.ac.za
Prof Glen Bright
Dean & Head of School: Engineering
brightg@ukzn.ac.za
Mrs Loveness Ndlovu
Principal Academic Officer (Pietermaritzburg)
ndlovul@ukzn.ac.za
Prof Naven Chetty
College Dean: Teaching & Learning
chettyn3@ukzn.ac.za
Prof Ross Robinson
Dean & Head of School: Chemistry & Physics
robinsonr@ukzn.ac.za
Dr Sally Frost
College Manager: Public Relations
frosts@ukzn.ac.za
Mr Sihle Khuzwayo
Principle Academic Admin Officer (Westville)
khuzwayoss@ukzn.ac.za
Mrs Tracy Govender
College Manager: Academic Services
govendert10@ukzn.ac.za