WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Building

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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Building 2019/2020; 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

 

Course Building
Qualification B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Building related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

 

You must be a science student to study Building 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), Direct Entry requirements, 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 always ignore!

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Building

The subjects needed to study Building 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 Building must include

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Anyone of Geography, Economics, Arts and Technical drawing.
  6. A trade subject

For holders of NTC, the other relevant subjects could be Intro. to Building Construction, Bricklaying, Concreting, Walls, Floors and Ceiling Finishing, Building/Engineering Drawing, Joinery, Carpentry, Gas, Steam Work and Bronze Welding, Cold / Hot Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage.

 

A Building degree covers the study of building materials, techniques, building economics, quantity surveying and property development, among other aspects. A Building degree gives you the knowledge of how to plan, create, maintain and conserve buildings. Professional employment among building graduates is above average and shows that a degree in Building increases a student’s employability. Those who undertake a postgraduate degree in Building also earn a healthy average starting salary.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Building

Knowing JAMB subjects for Building 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 or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Building are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry

 

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Building
‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

 

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 Building 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

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Building in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Caleb University, Lagos
  4. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  5. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  6. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  7. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  8. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  9. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  10. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  12. University of Uyo
  13. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)

Cut-off Mark for Building course

As you can see, there are over 13 Universities offering Building. This means the cut-off mark for Building varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Building 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.

 

Building is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Building is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Building is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

Can a commercial or art student study Building?

No! Building 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 Building is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Building 

I believe you now know the subjects required to study Building. 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. The job opportunities that arise from a Building degree are largely based in the construction industry – or at the very least, dealing with the physical world. Examples include:

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Property Developer
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental impact auditor.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Building 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..

Spoiler title
Special Consideration”] What is Direct Entry special consideration (waiver) for Building
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts ND/HND with a GPA not less than 3.50 in Building or Civil Engineering for the 200 level.

(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts Pass at HND level or ND at Lower credit level in Building or any relevant discipline

(iii) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accept candidates with ND/HND (Upper credit) in relevant fields into 200/300 level  provided they satisfy the following: (a) ND course must include Mathematics at ND II level; (b) Have equivalent of ‘A’ level in Mathematics.

(iv) Bauchi State University, Gadau, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) and Federal University of Technology, Minna accept ND/HND lower credit in relevant courses.

(v) University of Uyo accepts ND (upper credit) and HND (lower credit).

(vi) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts pass in Chemistry. ND/HND  in relevant fields.

(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) would admit the holders of ND in Building Engineering, and other appropriateate disciplines with passes at Lower  Credit level and above plus credit in Mathematics, Physics, English Language listed in

(viii) below or equivalent in 200 level of the Programme

(viii)  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: (a) ‘A’ level /IJMB passes in Mathematics and Physics plus any one of Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Geography. (b) ND in Building with Upper Credit from accredited Institution. (c) HND in Building with lower credit from accredited institution.

(ix) Bells University of Technology, Otta accepts:  (a) Two A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. (b)   ND/HND (Upper Credit respectively) Building.

(x) Caleb University, Lagos accepts holders of National Diploma (ND) will be considered for admission to Years II provided they satisfy the following: (a) they must score not less than upper credit or  60% overall average in the ND examination. (b) in addition, they must also obtain in not more than two sittings at least five credit in the Senior Certificate or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics and Physics and any two subjects from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Further Mathematics and Biology. Holders of other qualifications such as HSC, GCE A/L will be considered for 200 level

(xi) Federal University of Technology, Akure accepts: (a) ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics at one sittings. (b) ND in Building, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering with Upper Credit from  accredited Institution. (c) Any additional pass in Chemistry, Geography or Economics may be an advantage.

(xii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.  (b) HND/OND (Distinction) in Building /Quantity Surveying into 300/200 levels. (c) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirements. Geography, Further Mathematics, Building Construction and Technical Drawing.

(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires five ‘0’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics and Physics plus any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Fine Arts or Technical Drawing, Economics and Further Mathematics.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Building
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) – The 5th subject should be one of Technical Drawing, Building Construction or Economics.

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts any one of Add. Mathematics, Biology, Building Construction and Land Surveying in addition to the listed options.

(iii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts Mathematics and any three of Building Construction, Geography, Economics, Physics, Chemistry and Technical Drawing.

(iv) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Chemistry is not compulsory.

(v) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts Holders of HSC, GCE ‘A’ level passes and a minimum of two sittings in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry or both and credit in at least two subjects  passes at ‘O’ level from the following: Building, Construction, Land Surveying, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Economics, Additional Mathematics, Geography including English Language.

(vi) Bells University of Technology, Otta requires Five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one from the following:, Biology, Technical Drawing, Geography, Economics, Building Construction..

(vii) Covenant University Ota requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics and additional two credit in the following subjects: Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Geography,  Land Surveying, Building Construction, Biology and Agricultural Science. At least a pass in Chemistry is also required.

(viii) Caleb University, Lagos requires five SSCE credit or its equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two of Building  Construction, Technical Drawing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry and Geography.

(ix) Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Geography, Arts and Economics or any NTC relevant subjects.

(x) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires five SSCE credit in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Any other two subjects from Chemistry, Geography, Economics, technical Drawing or relevant trade subjects.

(xi) Federal University of Technology, Akure – The 5th subject should be taken from Economics,Geography, Further Mathematics, Building Construction and Technical Drawing.

(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires five ‘0’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics and Physics plus any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Fine Arts or Technical Drawing, Economics and Further Mathematics.

What is JAMB UTME special consideration (waiver) for Building
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Mathematics, Physics plus any one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Biology and Technical Drawing.


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