College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Quality student service recognised

Professor Kemlall Ramdass from the School of Engineering and Ronel van der Merwe from the School of Computing have received the Living CSET Values Award certificate of excellence. Read more

Top talker about science

Trevor Simbayi, a master's student in Biotechnology at the Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability at Unisa, has made it to the finals of FameLab SA. Read more

The importance of measuring quality

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology has a new Quality Assurance Manager (Acting). Dr Corné van Staden, who was a lecturer in the School of Computing, tells Unisans about her new role. Read more

Goal-driven engineer shakes up the industry

A smart and hard-work attitude and a culture of producing quantity and quality outputs make Unisa's Dr Adolph Anga Muleja an NRF Y-rated researcher and one of ten chosen South African researchers in the Talented Young Scientist Programme - a bilateral exchange programme between China and SA Read more

Extraordinary researcher never ceases to raise the bar

As a "simple Soweto boy who fell in love with mathematics at a very young age", Prof Themba Dube does not believe in keeping knowledge to himself but shines the light onto others. It was under his supervision that the first black woman in the history of Unisa received a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the institution. Read more

Boosting collaboration in remote learning

For the School of Computing in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Africa’s leading open distance learning institution, Unisa, having the optimal resources in place to facilitate open, distance and e-learning has meant taking a complementary approach: using the university’s existing learning management system, myUnisa and Microsoft Teams - which it has been using for the past few years. Read more

Dr Mantwa Lephoto selected for Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting

Although the 2020 gathering in Germany has had to be postponed owing to the coronavirus, the invitations for young scientists are valid for next year and interactive online activities are planned for this summer. Read more

This nano unit has giga ideas

With a focus on clean technologies and the utilisation of renewable energies for a sustainable future, Unisa's NanoWS unit is a wellspring of top-flight research, boasting state-of-the-art, top-of-the-range infrastructure for training postgraduate students by a dynamic team of academics and scholars par excellence. Read more

Teaching engineering in the ODeL environment is a serious business

The new Director of Unisa's School of Engineering, Prof Fulufhelo Nemavhola, has his heart set on the development of rural villages using technology. Read more

Photonic professor heads prolific awards

"There is nothing more rewarding than to observe that 'aha' moment when new theoretical discoveries are made or when a product or process is made to work for the first time," says Unisa's Lukas Snyman. Read more