Last updated on October 17, 2019 by The Counselor
O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Mining Engineering 2020/2021; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities
|Qualification||B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc|
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Mining Engineering related courses|
|Job Availability||Low and Competitive|
You must be a science student to study Mining Engineering in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement.
That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), s, Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mining Engineering
The subjects needed to study Mining Engineering in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Mining Engineering must include
- English Language
- Any other Science subjects
- A trade subject
Before you consider the JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects to write in jamb) to study Mining Engineering, it is good you know what this course is all about. Mining Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the science, technology and application of extracting and processing minerals from a natural environment.
In Nigeria, mining engineering courses includes extraction of valuable mineral resourses from the ground for processing and utilization. It involves all the phases of mining operations starting from exploration and discovery, feasibility, development, production, processing, and marketing. After that it is also required to restore and rehabilitate the land from where the extraction was done.
Mining Engineers are responsible for locating natural reserves of minerals, petroleum, and other useful natural resources and lay out the plans, device shafts, inclines or quarries for the safe extraction of these resources from under the earth. The natural resource can be coal, petroleum, metallic or non metallic minerals, etc. While planning to extract the natural resource from under the earth a mining engineer also has to keep into mind workers health, safety and welfare.
Mining Engineers are required to have knowledge of other disciplines as well. These include geology, civil and mechanical engineering, metallurgy, commerce, economics, management, law and information technology. Determining the practicality of mining an ore deposit, designing the ventilation system for an underground mine, supervising the construction of conveyors at an open pit site, researching the development of new extraction process are some of the activities involved in the mining engineers work.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mining Engineering
Knowing JAMB subjects for Mining Engineering is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Mining Engineering are:
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Mining Engineering
(i) ‘A’ level passes in any two of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
(ii) ND (upper credit) in Mining Engr./ Mineral Resources and Geological Study in addition to ‘O’ level requirements
If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Mining Engineering similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider
- The Fees
- The Distance
- The Environment
- The Degree Certificate
- Vulnerability to Strike
- Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
- Academic Calendar
These are the list of Universities offering Mining Engineering in Nigeria
Cut-off Mark for Mining Engineering course
The cut-off mark for Mining Engineering varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Mining Engineering is a good course and you can also check the top best engineering courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Mining Engineering is how many years course and under which faculty?
Depending on your mode of entry, Mining Engineering is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Mining Engineering is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.
Can a commercial or art student study Mining Engineering?
No! Mining Engineering is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art student. But if you have required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Mining Engineering is through GCE.
Where can I work with a Degree in Mining Engineering
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Mining Engineering. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon
The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Mining Engineering have been listed above. Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar..
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