UKZN Engineering

UKZN Engineering, The School of Engineering is one of five Schools that form UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School offers a variety of degree options, ranging from undergraduate qualifications to doctoral degrees.
The School offers eight areas of specialisation, which provides students with the option of professional registration and access to numerous career opportunities.

Professor Glen Bright
Professor Bright is the Dean and Head of the School of Engineering.He graduated with a BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MSc (Engineering) and PhD (Engineering) degree at the Ex-University of Natal in Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
His is a Professor of Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems since 2002 and a holder of the James Fulton Chair in Mechanical Engineering.
He graduated with an MBA degree at UKZN in 2011 and lectures courses  in Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
Prof Bright is the leader and supervisor of the Mechatronics and Robotics research Group, (MR2G) since 1995.
 Position: Dean and Head of School and Academic Leader: Mechanical Engineering (Acting)
PhD (Natal)
MSc Eng
BSc Eng
Pr Eng
Discipline: Mechanical
Campus: Howard College
Telephone: 031 260 1275
Personal Assistant: Ms Nondumiso Cele | 031260-3055 |
Research Areas: Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group (MR2G)
Recent Publications: Onunka C, Bright G, Stopforth R, “Brainwave Variablilty Identification in Robotic Arm Control Strategy” Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol 274, 2014, pp 173-189.
R.C Dixon, G Bright & R Harley, “Robust localization of automated guided vehicles for computer-integrated manufacturing systems”, South African journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 24, Issue 1, May 2013, pp 81-90.
S Davrajh and G Bright, “Advanced Quality Control Management System for Product Families in Mass Customization and Reconfigurable Manufacturing”, Assembly Automation, Vol. 33 Issue : 2, 2013, pp. 127 – 138
Study Engineering
The School of Engineering programmes are based on the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses. The School offers a variety of degree options, ranging from undergraduate qualifications to doctoral degrees, that are fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
The School offers nine areas of specialisation. Each discipline provides students with the option of professional registration and access to numerous career opportunities in the fields of engineering, research and development, project management, production management, consulting and general management.
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School of Engineering Contact Details
Department Contact Person
Telephone Email Fax 
Admissions Ms Kagiso Molekwa 031 260 8038 031 260 1233
Engineering access programme Mrs Denise O’Reilly 031 260 3847 031 260 1233
School undergraduate administrator Mrs Loveena Kissoon 031 260 3147 031 260 1233
School postgraduate administrator Ms Nombuso Dlamini 031 260 2070 031 260 1233
Physical Address Postal Address
UNITE / School of Engineering Building
Howard College Campus
King George V Avenue
School of Engineering
University of KwaZulu-Natal