Study Engineering in Nigeria Universities

If you are here, it means you have interest or you are looking for information with regards to studying Engineering in Nigeria, it could be in a polytechnic , university or any Institution where Engineering is being offered.  We are going to cover everything you need to know and various requirements. We are also going to answer some questions you may be asking with regards to admission into the university.

There are various schools in Nigeria where engineering courses are being taught but some remain outstanding.
Here we are talking of engineering courses like : Biomedical engineering,Petroleum/Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Electronics and Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Systems engineering, computer engineering, mechanical and newly introduced Mechatronics Engineering

Below you have the best 10 universities to study engineering courses in Nigeria.

1. University of Lagos

2. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

3. University of Nigeria, Nssuka

4. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

5. Covenant University, Ota

6. Federal University of Technology, Akure

7. University of Benin, Benin

8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

9. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

10. University of Ilorin, Ilorin

General Admission Requirements for Engineering Courses in Nigeria

A typical admission requirements are as follows

5 O’level credit including Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry in not more that two sittings
JAMB UTME score of at least 180 in most federal universities and 150 in most private and state universities.
Note: Engineering courses are always very competitive to get admission. So make sure you score high in both jamb and post utme.

O’level requirement
To study Engineering, you must possess a minimum of C6 and Above in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in your  O’level ( WAEC or NECO )

Is Further Mathematics compulsory to study Engineering?
No, it is not compulsory, but it is necessary for a student to have a background knowledge of Further Mathematics which will help him/her in the higher institution since the mathematics studied in the University is much similar to Further Maths.

What if I got D7 in English, Mathematics, Physics, chemistry or Biology, Will I still be admitted to study Engineering?
No, as said earlier, you must possess a minimum of C6 and above.

Can someone put awaiting result while filling JAMB UTME form?
Yes, a student can write JAMB while awaiting WAEC/ NECO result. This does not affect the student in any way since the O’Level result ( WAEC?/NECO) will be out before the admission process.

What is the JAMB subject requirement for Engineering
While filling the form to study any Engineering course, the 4 subject combination includes English, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Anything outside this will automatically disqualify the student from admission.

How many years does it take to study  Engineering in Nigeria Universities?
I takes typically 5 years to complete undergraduate studies in Engineering after which the student will be awarded Bachelor of Engineering  ( B.Eng ) on completions. During this period, the student will undergo a one year Industrial Training as part of the 5 year undergraduate program.

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