College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Science fiction? No, science fact!

A microchip able to monitor vital body bio-balances and warn you on your cellphone if your system is out of whack? This could be around the corner if the research by Unisa’s Prof Lukas Snyman, published in the latest issue of the prestigious IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, is realised. Read more

Significantly transformed, and continuing its transformational drive

CSET is on the right track as far as transformation is concerned and, in fact, has done far better than would have been expected of a college in a scarce-skills environment, says Executive Dean, Prof Bhekie Mamba. Read more

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Prof Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures. Read more

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