College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Research and Innovation Day at Unisa to focus on bioeconomy

Hosted by the university's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the Science Campus on 22 May, the event promises to be a dynamic platform for dialogue, collaboration and insight into the transformative potential of bioeconomy initiatives. Read more

Unisa robotics team takes coding to the community

Unisa's Science Engagement Centre recently presented coding and robotics workshops at three schools in the Limpopo Province, a testament to the university’s mission to leverage its research and skills in aid of all Africans. Read more

Unisa's catalytic niche areas provide industry-focused mining innovations

Following a landmark memorandum of understanding signed by Unisa and South Africa’s leading provider of refined copper, Palabora Copper, the university will leverage three of its catalytic niche areas to provide, among others, research, innovation, commercialisation and technical support to drive business sustainability at the company. Read more

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