UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Courses

UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Kwazulu Natal UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences

UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences – Check below:

UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences is one of five Schools housed within the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The bulk of the School is located on the lush and leafy Carbis Road campus in Pietermaritzburg.

The Westville campus hosts the disciplines of Geography and Geological Sciences, and Geography is also represented on the Howard College campus. This diverse School employs 80 full-time academic staff – many of whom are productive and internationally recognised researchers and gifted teachers – and 66 support staff . There are currently 1 313 undergraduate students registered, whilst 435 postgraduate students are engaged in Honours, Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral research.

SEE ALSO:  Walter Sisulu University Graduation Ceremony Date 2021-2022

The School’s world-class teaching and research facilities include laboratories on all three campuses, multi-million rand, cutting-edge research equipment, as well as a research farm located within 11 kms of the Pietermaritzburg campus. The School has a rich academic tradition in Agricultural Education, Environmental Sciences, Geography and Geology. Learning is delivered by a motivated team of dedicated academic staff, who ensure that students are inspired and emerge highly employable in their respective specialisations.

See also  University of Stellenbosch Department of Mercantile and Public Law

 

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences has a three part mission of teaching, research and community engagement. The School strives to provide a learning environment that prepares students to acquire skills necessary for meeting societal needs. We seek to produce wholesome graduates who are not only technically qualified, but also have the critical and creative thinking skills to give them the competitive edge in the workplace. The School has had a significant influence on this continent for over sixty years – from pigs, poultry, papaws and pecans through to farm finance, fuel and food security.

 

Areas of specialisation within UKZN’s School of AEES include:

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness;
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Resources Management;
  • Agricultural Meteorology;
  • Animal and Poultry Science;
  • Crop Science;
  • Dietetics and Human Nutrition;
  • Food Security;
  • Geography;
  • GIS and Earth Observation;
  • Geology;
  • Horticultural Science;
  • Hydrology;
  • Plant Breeding;
  • Plant Pathology;
  • Soil Science.

 

The School has two world-class research centres in the African Centre for Crop Improvement and the African Centre for Food Security. The Farmer Support Group is also part of the School.

See also  UJ Faculty of Arts, Design  And Architecture-Courses And Programmes

UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences Courses

UKZN School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences Contacts