Chemical Engineering

Welcome to  Chemical Engineering course guide in Nigeria? Do you want to become a Chemical Engineer? If yes, this guide is for you.

At, we provide various resources for candidates who intends to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.

This post will serve as a comprehensive JAMB brochure for Chemical Engineering. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Chemical Engineering at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Chemical Engineering, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.

Chemical Engineering as a course is offered in many Universities in Nigeria leading to the award of B.Eng. It’s in the Faculty of Engineering depending on school’s categorization.

Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Chemical Engineering will eventually become an Chemical Engineer with a qualification level of undergraduate.

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration: The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Basic Admission Requirements for Chemical Engineering

Candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 4 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).

Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.

UTME  O’level Requirements for Chemical Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission  to study Chemical Engineering programme at any of the Universities in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.

JAMB-UTME Subject Combination for Chemical Engineering

The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Chemical Engineering are Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) ESUTECH accepts a pass in English Language.

(ii) FUTO and UNN  – Same as in Agricultural Engineering.

iii)   OSUSTECH and LAGOS require a credit pass in Further
Mathematics as the fifth subject.

(vi)  ILORIN accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of  Biology

Direct Entry Requirements for Chemical Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Chemical Engineering  programme at any of the Universities in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;

‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This could be IJMB, London GCE, JUPEB, or OND, HND or Degree in relevant fields.

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates

(i)  BENIN accept   HND   (lower credit) and OND (upper
credit) plus UTME requirements.

(ii) OAU accepts OND Chemical Engineering (Upper credit)

(iii) CARITAS and PHC – No Direct Entry.

(iv) ESUTECH and BENIN require ‘A’ level passes in any two
of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.   ESUTECH also
accepts NCE/OND/HND/1st Degree with good grades
and UTME requirements into 200 or 300 level

(v) MINNA accepts OND/HND (not below lower credit) in
addition to UTME requirement.

(vi) MAUTY acceptS OND (Upper  credit) level in Chemical

(vii) LAUTECH accepts HND (lower credit) or OND (upper
credit) passes into 200 level.

(viii) LASU accepts OND (upper credit).

(ix) BENIN – in addition to UTME requirements requires:
a) First Degree Second Class Lower in the Sciences or
Agric; Degree in Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy and
PTI HND (Lower Credit) / ND (Upper Credit), Merit in
own Diploma in Computer Engineering & Data Processing; other recognised University Diploma
(Upper credit) in Engineering: Diploma in Maritime
b)  HND (Upper credit) in Engineering /   Technology and
PTI (HND (Upper credit) into 300 levels.
c) ND / HND holders should have ‘A’ grade  in

(x) ANSU accepts HND (lower credit) for admission into year
three (3) and OND for year two (2).

(xi)  BAUCHI accepts ND/HND in Chemical   Engineering

(xii) LAGOS accepts HND/ND (Distinction) plus UTME

(xiii) IGBINEDION accepts OND in Engineering in related fields.

(xiv)   MAIDUGURI accepts Diploma (Credit) and IJMB (9
points) in related field.

(xv)    UYO accepts OND/HND in relevant fields plus UTME

(xvi)   ILORIN requires one year post ND/HND experience

(xvii) MAUTY accepts:
(a) GCE `A’ Level and IJMB credit passes in Physics,
Chemistry, and Mathematics
(b) Upper credit in OND Chemical Eng.
(viii) LAUTECH accepts:
(a) (i) GCE ‘A’ Level Passes  in Mathematics,
Physics and Chemistry or
(b)  ND with Upper Credit/HND in related discipline (plus
UTME requirements) may be considered for admission
into 200 level.

(ix) ABU accepts:
(i) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics
(ii) OND in Chemical Engineering with a minimum Upper
Credit from Accredited Institution

(iii) HND in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of Lower Credit from an Accredited  Institutions.

(x) UYO accepts OND/HND in relevant fields plus UTME

(xi) ABUAD accepts HND (Lower Credit) and ND (upper
Credit) ij addition to UTME requirements into 200 level.

(xii) OSUSTECH accepts first degree from a recognized
university in the relevant subjects not below Second
Class Lower.

(xiii) FUTO – Same as in Agricultural Engineering

Universities that Offer Chemical Engineering in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 26 universities offer Chemical Engineering course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Afe Babalola University
  2. Ahmadu Bello University
  3. Anambra State University
  4. Bauchi State University
  5. Caritas University
  6. Covenant University
  7. Federal University of Petroluem Resources Efurun
  8. Federal University of Technology Minna
  9. Federal University of Technology Owerri with options in: (i) Nuclear Eng. Tech. (ii) Chemical Eng.Tech. (iii) Biochemical Eng. Tech.
  10. Igbinedion University
  11. Imo State University
  12. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  13. Landmark University
  14. Madonna University
  15. Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTY)
  16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  17. Obafemi Awolowo University
  18. Osun State University of Science and Technology
  19. University of Abuja
  20. University of Benin
  21. University of Ibadan
  22. University of Ilorin
  23. University of Lagos
  24. University of Maiduguri
  25. University of Port Harcourt
  26. University of Uyo


School Fees Depends on school. It’s usually cheaper in Federal Universities, slightly costly in State Universities and are costlier in Private Universities.

Where to Work as a Chemical Engineer

Engineers is not very popular in Nigeria. Here, engineers are only allowed to work anywhere. They can also work in companies and in fact anywhere that have machinery . However, some engineers do work is research institutes and other places of work.

So before you apply for Chemical Engineering , make sure you foresee the future and think what you will like to do with the degree after graduation.

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