Requirement to Study Computer Engineering – Under Engineering

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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Computer 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 Computer 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 Computer Engineering  related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

You must be a science student to study Computer 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), 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 Computer Engineering 

The subjects needed to study Computer 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 Computer Engineering must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Further Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Physics
  5. English Language
  6. A trade subject

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Computer Engineering 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Computer 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 Computer Engineering are:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics

 

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Computer Engineering
Three ‘A’ level passes in Pure Mathematics or Pure and Applied Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

 

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 Computer 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 Computer Engineering  in Nigeria

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Covenant University Ota
  3. Caritas University, Enugu
  4. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  5. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  6. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  7. Igbinedion University Okada
  8. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  9. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  10. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  11. Madonna University, Okija
  12. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  13. Federal University of Technology, Minna,
  14. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  15. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  16. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  17. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  18. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  19. Ekiti State University
  20. University of Uyo
  21. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  22. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  23. Bells University of Technology, Otta.

Cut-off Mark for Computer Engineering course

As you can see, there are 23 Universities offering Computer Engineering. This means the cut-off mark for Computer Engineering varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Computer 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.

 

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

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

 

Can a commercial or art student study Computer Engineering ?

No! Computer 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 Computer Engineering is through GCE.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Computer Engineering 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Computer 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 Computer 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 Computer Engineering
(iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN), Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State and University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Same as in Chemical Engineering.

(iv) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts ND/HND in Computer Science, upper/lower credits respectively. (v)    University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) – As in Chemical Engineering. (vi)    Benson Idahosa University, Benin City does not accept NCE.

(vi)  River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – Same as in Civil Engineering.

(v)  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts ND Computer Science (Upper Credit) (vii) Bells accepts; (a) Two A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. (b) ND/HND (Upper Credit respectively) in Computer Engineering, or Electrical/Electronic Engineering

(viii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State requires two A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

(ix) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any two A’ level passes in Science subjects, ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Computer Engineering
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike – Same as in Civil Engineering.

(ii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accept any Science Subject in lieu of Further Mathematics.

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

(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) same as in Chemical Engineering requires credit in Further Mathematics

(v) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts English Language, Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry and any other two Science subjects.

(vi) Federal University of Technology, Minna and Bells University of Technology, Otta require five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other Science subject.

(vii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State requires five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one Science or social science subject.

What is JAMB UTME special consideration (waiver) for Computer Engineering
(i) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any three Science subjects


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