Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This is the Electrical and Electronic Engineering course guide in Nigeria? Do you want to become a Electrical Engineer? If yes, this guide is for you.

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

Electrical and Electronic 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering will eventually become an Electrical 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 Electrical and Electronic 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission  to study Electrical and Electronic 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) ANSU and ESUTECH   accept a pass in English Language.

(ii) UYO – As in Computer Engineering

(iii) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any
other subject.

(iv)   OSUSTECH and LAGOS require credit pass in Further

(v)     IBADAN and MAKURDI – Same as Agric. & Environmental

(vi)     COVENAT requires O/L five credit in English Language,
Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and either of Further
Mathematics, Biology or Technical Drawing.

(vii) NTNU accepts English Language, Mathematics and
either Physics or Chemistry and any other two Science

(viii) FUTA requires at least five credit passes in subjects
which include English Language, Mathematics, Physics,
and Chemistry at NOT more than two (2) sittings..

(xi) BELLS same as in Computer Engineering.

(x) NTNU accepts credit pass in Geography as the fifth
Science subject.

(xi) FUNAAB requires credit passes in English Language,
Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(xii) FUTO – Same as in Agricultural Engineering.

Direct Entry Requirements for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates

(i) PHC and NDU – No Direct Entry.

(ii) ABUAD,and CRUTECH – same as in Civil Engineering

(iii) UNIZIK accepts 1st Degree in relevant fields

(iv)   BAUCHI, AAU, and LAUTECH do not accept P.7      in
English Language

(v) OAU accepts own Diploma in Electronics and Telecom

(vi) UMUDIKE and OOU accept OND/HND into appropriate
levels plus UTME requirements.

(vii) UYO as in Computer engineering

(viii) MAUTY accepts:
(a) GCE `A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and
(b)   Upper credit in OND (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)
(c)   HND (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)

(ix) OAU accepts OND/HND passed at upper credit.

(x) ANSU accepts OND/HND/lower credit in Electrical
/Electronics Engineering.

(xi)      EKSU accepts candidates with ND in Electrical
Engineering (Upper credit) and HND (Lower       credit)
in Electrical Engineering.

(xii)    FUTA accepts ND (Upper Credit) or equivalent
professional qualification in Electrical and
Electronics Engineering or related discipline or )  Good
passes at the Advanced Level of General Certificate of
Education or its equivalent in Chemistry, Physics and

(xiii)   ESUTECH and BAUCHI accept OND and HND in relevant
field with UTME requirements.

(xiv)  BENIN and LAGOS – Same as in Chemical Engineering.
(xv)      FUTO, MAKURDI and FUNAAB – Same as in Agricultural

(xvii) LAUTECH accepts:
(a) (i) GCE ‘A’ Level Passes  in Pure Mathematics, Physics,
Applied Mathematics or  Chemistry
(b)  ND with Upper Credit/ HND  in Computer Science,
Electrical or Mechanical Engineering(plus UTME
requirements)  may be considered for admission into
200 level

(xviii) FUTA accepts (i)    OND at Upper Credit level or other
equivalent professional qualification in the relevant
discipline   or Good passes at the Advanced Level of
General Certificate of Education or its equivalent in
Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

(xix) UNIOSUN accepts ND (lower credit) in
Electrical/Electronics or candidates with acceptable
pass in UNIOSUN Foundation Programme are also

(xx) BELLS same as in Computer Engineering.

(xxi) IBADAN – As in Agric & Environmental Engineering.

(xxii)  ILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Physic, Mathematics
and Chemistry. Accep
ts OND/HND upper credit in
relevant subjects, plus one year post ND/HND

(xxii)  FED-OYEEKITI accepts any social science subject as the
fifth subject.

(xxiii) FUNAAB accepts GCE `A’ Level credit passes in
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent.
FUNAAB accepts ND (Upper Credit) in
Electrical/Electronic Engineering or relevant disciplines.

(xxiv) NDA requires the other Science subject from Technical
Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography.

Universities that Offer Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 39 universities offer Electrical and Electronic 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. Bauchi State University
  7. Bells University
  8. Caritas University
  9. Covenant Univerity
  10. Cross River University of Technology
  11. Ekiti State University
  12. Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  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 Owerri with options in:(a) Electronics/Computer Engineering Tech. (b) Power System Engineering Tech. (c) Communication Engineering d) Acoustic Engineering Tech.
  18. Federal University Oye Ekiti
  19. Igbinedion University
  20. Imo State University
  21. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  22. Madonna University
  23. Michael Okpara University Umudike
  24. Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTY)
  25. Niger Delta University
  26. Nigerian Defense Academy
  27. Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU)
  28. Obafemi Awolowo University
  29. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  30. Osun State University
  31. Osun State University of Science and Technology
  32. University of Benin
  33. University of Ibadan
  34. University of Ilorin
  35. University of Lagos
  36. University of Maiduguri
  37. University of Nigeria, Nsukka as Electronic Engineering
  38. University of Port Harcourt
  39. 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 Electrical and Electronic 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering , make sure you foresee the future and think what you will like to do with the degree after graduation.

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