Civil Engineering

Do you want to go to school and study Civil Engineering? Do you want to become a Civil 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 Civil Engineering. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Civil Engineering at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Civil Engineering, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.

Civil as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities 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 Civil Engineering will eventually become a Civil 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 Civil 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 Civil Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission  to study civil engineering programme at any University 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 Civil Engineering

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

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) ANSU accepts a pass in English Language.
(ii) FUTO, MAKURDI and FUNAAB same as in Agricultural
(iii) UNN-As in Agricultural Engineering and Bioresources.
(iv) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any
other subject.
(v) IBADAN – As for Agricultural & Environmental
(vi)   ESUTECH requires credit pass in English Language and all
relevant subjects.
(vii) LAGOS requires a credit pass in Further Mathematics.
(viii)   FUTA requires five SSCE credit passes or its equivalent at
NOT more than two (2) sittings in five (5)  subjects:
Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics English Language and
any other science subject.
(ix) RSUST accepts further Mathematics in lieu of
Mathematics and requires Agricultural Science or Biology
as the fifth subject.

(i) FUTO and UNN – As in Agric Engineering

Direct Entry Requirements for Civil Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission into civil engineering  programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;

(i) ‘A’ level passes in
Physics and Mathematics.
(ii) OND/HND (Upper
credit)  at appropriate

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates 

(i) ILORIN requires one year post ND/HND experience. (ii) ESUTECH accepts NCE/ND/First Degree with good grades
into 200 or 300 level.
(iii) ABUAD, RSUST, AAU, FUTO and UYO accept OND (upper
credit), HND (lower credit) in relevant areas plus UTME
(iv) MAUTY accepts OND/HND credit and IJMB in relevant
fields with at least three ‘O’ level credits in relevant
(v) OSUSTECH and LAGOS – Same as in Chemical
(vi) NDU and PHC – No Direct Entry
(vii) FUTO – Same as in Agricultural Engineering
(viii) OAU, BENIN & LAGOS as for Chemical Engineering
level pass in Chemistry
(x) OAU accepts OND/HND Civil Engineering Upper Credit.
(xi)   MINNA accepts OND/HND lower credit from recognised
institution. It accepts a  credit pass in English Lang. and
(xi) ANSU accepts OND/HND (lower credit) in Civil
(xiii) UMUDIKE and IBADAN – As for Agric & Environmental
(xiv)   IGBINEDION –
a)     Second ‘A’ level should be taken from Mathematics and
b) ND in any Engineering related field.
(xv) EKSU accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Civil Engineering
(xvi) BENIN – As in Chemical Engineering.
(xvii) IGBINEDION accepts a credit pass in Chemistry, ND/HND
(upper credit) into 200 & 300 levels respectively.
(xviii) MAUTY accepts:
a) GCE `A’ Level and IJMB passes in  Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
b)   Upper/Lower  credit in OND in relevant field
(xix) LAUTECH same as in Chemical Engineering
(xx) FUT in addition  to the UTME  requirements accepts
OND Upper Credit level or other equivalent professional
qualification in Civil Engineering  or related discipline
from  recognised institutions .or  Good passes at the
General Certificate of Education (Advance Level)) or its
equivalent in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
(xxi) UNIOSUN accepts Two ‘A’ Level passes Mathematics,
Physics and Chemistry; Minimum of  Lower Credit Pass
in Civil or Mechanical Engineering in ND; Candidates with
acceptable pass in UNIOSUN Foundation Programme are
also eligible.
(xxii) ABU accepts:
(a)  ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Physics and
(b)  OND/HND (Upper credit)  at appropriate levels
(c) HND (Lower Credit) in Civil Engineering from
Accredited Institutions.
(xxiii) MAKURDU  – Same as in Agricultural Engineering
(xxiv) ABUAD requires three A’ level passes in Mathematics,
Physics and Chemistry.
(xxiv) FED-OYEEKITI and OSUSTECH accept A’ level pass in
(xxv) FUNAAB requires GCE `A’ Level credit passes in
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent. It
accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Civil Engineering or relevant
(xxvi) NDA requires the other Science subject from Technical
Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography.

Universities that Offer Civil Engineering in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 46 universities offer Civil Engineering course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Afe Babalola University
  2. Ahmadu Bello University
  3. Akwa Ibom State University
  4. Ambrose Alli University
  5. Anambra State University
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. Bells University
  8. Covenant Univerity
  9. Cross River University of Technology
  10. Delta State University
  11. Ekiti State University
  12. Elizade University
  13. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
  14. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  15. Federal University of Petroluem Resources Efurun
  16. Federal University of Technology Akure
  17. Federal University of Technology Minna
  18. Federal University of Technology Owerri with options in:
    (i) Structural Engr.  Tech.
    (ii) Public Health Engineering
    (iii) Transportation/Highway
    Engineering Technology
    (iv)   Water Resources and
    Engineering Technology
    (v) Marine Engineering
  19. Federal University Oye Ekiti
  20. Igbinedion University
  21. Imo State University
  22. Kano University of Science and Technology
  23. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  24. Lagos State University
  25. Lanmark University
  26. Madonna University
  27. Michael Okpara University Umudike
  28. Niger Delta University
  29. Nigerian Defense Academy
  30. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  31. Obafemi Awolowo University
  32. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  33. Osun State University
  34. Osun State University of Science and Technology
  35. River state University of Science and Technology
  36. University of Abuja
  37. University of Benin as Structural Engineering
  38. University of Ibadan
  39. University of Ilorin
  40. University of Lagos
  41. University of Maiduguri
  42. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  43. University of Port Harcourt
  44. 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 Civil 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 Civil engineering, make sure you foresee the future and think what you will like to do with the degree after graduation.

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