College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Unisa partners with Palabora Mining Company to create research-based solutions

The partnership is aimed at solving engineering problems at the mining company and empowering its employees to access postgraduate studies, making use of the academic and technical support offered by Unisa’s Department of Mining, Minerals and Geomatics Engineering. Read more

Unisa produces first Master's in Industrial Engineering cum laude graduate

Illustrating yet again why it shares the top spot in the Times Higher Education ranking among South African engineering schools, the university's School of Engineering and Built Environment is celebrating its first Master's in Industrial Engineering graduate. Supervised by Professors Kemlall Ramdass and Kgabo Mokgohloa, Tanita Olivier obtained the qualification cum laude. Read more

Unisa engineering students design mobility solutions for retirement home

As Unisa's 150-year celebrations continue, a group of mechanical engineering students at the university's College of Science, Engineering and Technology designed two wheelchairs and donated them to a retirement facility to aid residents in much-welcomed independent mobility. Read more

Automotive industry giant joins Unisa as distinguished scholar

Recently appointed as distinguished professor and leader of the university's automotive catalytic niche area, Prof Igor Gorlach will develop synergistic collaborations between Unisa and the automotive sector in order to enhance human resource development and bring about benefits to communities at large. Read more

The sky's the limit as Unisa students gain exposure to the latest astronomy research in Japan

Distinguished Unisa scholar, Prof James Chibueze, an internationally renowned astronomy expert, recently secured funding that enabled students in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology to gain exposure to cutting-edge radioastronomy and astrophysics developments at Kagoshima University in Japan. Read more

Unisan shines at FameLab SA competition

Ayesha Osman, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering at Unisa, emerged as first runner-up at the hotly contested and highly prestigious 2023 FameLab SA competition. Read more

A first for Africa as Unisa hosts two IWA conferences

From 3 to 8 December 2023, Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology, in partnership with the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, hosted two International Water Association specialist conferences back-to-back in celebration of Unisa's 150-year anniversary. Read more

Prof Usisipho Feleni takes Top Woman Leadership Award in the STEM discipline

The prestigious Standard Bank's Top Women Awards recognised Unisa's Prof Usisipho Feleni from CSET as the Top Woman Leader in STEM for her outstanding contribution to health, science and technology. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more