WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Civil Engineering

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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Civil Engineering 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 Civil Engineering
Qualification B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Civil Engineering related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

You must be a science student to study Civil 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 always ignore!

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Civil Engineering

The subjects needed to study Civil 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 Civil Engineering must include:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. One Science subject
  5. A trade subject

 

Civil Engineering is as old as the Tower of Babel When it comes to Engineering, Civil Engineering is one of the broadest and oldest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialities. Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life like space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbours, water supply system and wastewater treatment plants.

A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of the project. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills.

What does a Civil Engineer do

  • Civil engineers are involved in the design and building of highways, bridges and tunnels, schools, hospitals, airports and other buildings, sewage systems and water treatment facilities.
  • Most structures, large and small, require the help of a civil engineer whether in the designing, planning or managing of the project.
  • Civil engineers also help to preserve our environment by assisting in the cleaning up of existing pollution and planning ways to reduce future pollution of our air, land and water.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Civil Engineering

Knowing JAMB subjects for Civil 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 or Predegree.

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

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics

 

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

 

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 Civil 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

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Civil Engineering in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  5. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Structural Engr. Tech. (ii) Public Health Engineering Technology. (iii) Transportation/Highway Engineering Technology (iv) Water Resources and Engineering Technology (v) Marine Engineering Technology
  9. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  10. Bayero University, Kano
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  12. Covenant University Ota
  13. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  14. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  15. Ekiti State University
  16. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  17. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  18. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  19. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  20. Gregory University, Uturu
  21. University of Ibadan (UI)
  22. Igbinedion University Okada
  23. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  24. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  25. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  26. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  27. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  28. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  29. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  30. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  31. Madonna University, Okija
  32. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  33. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  34. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  35. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  36. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  37. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  38. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  39. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  40. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  41. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  42. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  43. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  44. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  45. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  46. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  47. University of Uyo.

Cut-off Mark for Civil Engineering course

As you can see, there are 47 Universities offering Civil Engineering. This means the cut-off mark for Civil Engineering varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Civil 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.

 

Civil Engineering is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

 

Can a commercial or art student study Civil Engineering?

No! Civil 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 Civil Engineering is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Civil Engineering?

I believe you now know the subjects required to study Civil 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 in Civil Engineering students include;

  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

 

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

Spoiler title
Special Consideration”] What is Direct Entry special consideration (waiver) for Civil Engineering
(i) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires one year post ND/HND experience.

(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts NCE/ND/First Degree with good grades into 200 or 300 level.

(iii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State, River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and University of Uyo accept ND (upper credit), HND (lower credit) in relevant areas plus UTME requirements.

(iv) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts ND/HND credit and IJMB in relevant fields with at least three ‘O’ level credits in relevant subjects.

(v) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Same as in Chemical Engineering.

(vi) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry (vii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) – Same as in Agricultural Engineering

(viii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) & University of Lagos (UNILAG) as for Chemical Engineering

(ix) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN),Bayero University, Kano (BUK), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accept  ‘A’ level pass in Chemistry

(x) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts ND/HND Civil Engineering Upper Credit.

(xi)   Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts ND/HND lower credit from recognised institution. It accepts a credit in English Lang. and Chemistry.

(xi) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Civil Engineering.

(xiii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and University of Ibadan (UI) – As for Agric & Environmental Engineering.

(xiv)   Igbinedion University Okada –  a) Second ‘A’ level should be taken from Mathematics and Chemistry. b) ND in any Engineering related field.

(xv) Ekiti State University accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Civil Engineering

(xvi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – As in Chemical Engineering.

(xvii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts a credit in Chemistry, ND/HND (upper credit) into 200 & 300 levels respectively.

(xviii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts: a) GCE `A’ Level and IJMB passes in  Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics  b)  Upper/Lower  credit in ND in relevant field

(xix) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) same as in Chemical Engineering

(xx) FUT in addition  to the UTME  requirements accepts ND 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) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts Two ‘A’ Level passes Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Minimum of  Lower Credit Pass in Civil or Mechanical Engineering in ND.

(xxii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: (a)  ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Physics and   Mathematics. (b)  ND/HND (Upper credit)  at appropriate levels (c) HND (Lower Credit) in Civil Engineering from  Accredited Institutions.

(xxiii) MAKURDU  – Same as in Agricultural Engineering

(xxiv) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State requires three A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

(xxv) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) accepts A’ level pass in Chemistry.

(xxvi) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires GCE `A’ Level credit in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent. It accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Civil Engineering or relevant disciplines.

(xxvii) Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires the other Science subject from Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography.

(xxviii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – Same as in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

(xxix) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Computer Engineering.

(xxx) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.

(xxxi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – Same as in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering.

(xxxii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires two ‘A’ level or IJMB passes from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. It also accepts ND (credit level) in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline from a recognised institution may be considered provided the candidate has credit in Mathematics at O’ level.

(xxxiii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts HND (Lower Credit) or ND ( Upper Credit ) in Civil Engineering from Accredited Institutions plus UTME requirements into 200 level.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Civil Engineering
(i) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts a pass in English Language.

(ii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), University of Agriculture, Makurdi and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) same as in Agricultural Engineering.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – Same as in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering.

(iv) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject in not more than two sittings.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) – As for Agricultural & Environmental Engineering.

(vi)   Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires credit in English Language and all relevant subjects.

(vii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires a credit in Further Mathematics.

(viii)   Federal University of Technology, Akure requires five SSCE credit 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) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts further Mathematics in lieu of Mathematics and requires Agricultural Science or Biology as the fifth subject.

(x) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.

(xi) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires credit in Biology.

(xii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires credit in Additional or Further Mathematics as the fifth subject

What is JAMB UTME special consideration (waiver) for Civil Engineering
(i) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – As in Agric Engineering.

(ii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Computer Engineering.


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