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 GotoSchool.com.ng, 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
(v) IBADAN – As for Agricultural & Environmental
(vi) ESUTECH requires credit pass in English Language and all
(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
(ix) ILORIN, BAYERO, UNN, LAUTECH and MAUTY accept ‘A’
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
(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
(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;
- Afe Babalola University
- Ahmadu Bello University
- Akwa Ibom State University
- Ambrose Alli University
- Anambra State University
- Bayero University, Kano
- Bells University
- Covenant Univerity
- Cross River University of Technology
- Delta State University
- Ekiti State University
- Elizade University
- Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
- Federal University of Petroluem Resources Efurun
- Federal University of Technology Akure
- Federal University of Technology Minna
- Federal University of Technology Owerri with options in:
(i) Structural Engr. Tech.
(ii) Public Health Engineering
(iv) Water Resources and
(v) Marine Engineering
- Federal University Oye Ekiti
- Igbinedion University
- Imo State University
- Kano University of Science and Technology
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
- Lagos State University
- Lanmark University
- Madonna University
- Michael Okpara University Umudike
- Niger Delta University
- Nigerian Defense Academy
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- Olabisi Onabanjo University
- Osun State University
- Osun State University of Science and Technology
- River state University of Science and Technology
- University of Abuja
- University of Benin as Structural Engineering
- University of Ibadan
- University of Ilorin
- University of Lagos
- University of Maiduguri
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- University of Port Harcourt
- 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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