WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Materials Engineering



O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Materials 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


Course Materials Engineering
Qualification B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Materials Engineering related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive



You must be a science student to study Materials 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.



WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Materials Engineering

The subjects needed to study Materials 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 Materials Engineering must include

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject
  6. A trade subject

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Materials Engineering

Knowing JAMB subjects for Materials 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 Materials Engineering are:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics


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


Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is the enabling science/engineering discipline par excellence. Progress in all scientific, engineering and technological fields is inconceivable without advances in materials. Advanced materials enable multiple industries, including those aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare.

While MSE grew out of the disciplines of metallurgy and ceramics, our discipline nowadays encompasses a very wide range of classes of materials: metal, ceramics, polymers, electronic and magnetic materials, optical materials, biomaterials, nano-materials, etc.  The discipline of Materials Science and Engineering serves as an umbrella of unifying principles that enables understanding and control of the processing and fabrication of materials, of their structure and properties and ultimately of their performance during utilization.

Studies in the department of Materials Science and Engineering focus in the following subject arears:

  • Optical Materials
  • Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials Synthesis, Processing and Fabrication
  • Materials for Energy
  • Heritage Conservation


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 Materials 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 Materials Engineering in Nigeria

According to 2020/2021 JAMB Brochure, only Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) offer Materials Engineering

Cut-off Mark for Materials Engineering course

The cut-off mark for Materials Engineering is 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Materials 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.


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

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


Can a commercial or art student study Materials Engineering?

No! Materials 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 Materials Engineering is through GCE


Where can I work with a Degree in Materials Engineering in Nigeria
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Materials Engineering. Opportunities for materials graduates are available in the manufacturing sector related to materials science and engineering.

As well as materials companies (e.g. paints, steel), employers may be in oil and gas, aerospace, utilities, pharmaceuticals, the nuclear industry, the armed forces and defence. Opportunities are also available in teaching and research.

There are also many emerging and growth areas where materials graduates can find career openings, including nanotechnology, biomedical materials, high performance textiles, composites and the development of sustainable materials.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Materials 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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