O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Mechanical / Production Engineering 2024; 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 Mechanical / Production 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 Mechanical / Production Engineering related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Mechanical / Production 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.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mechanical / Production Engineering

The subjects needed to study Mechanical / Production Engineering in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Mechanical / Production Engineering must include

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

Manufacturing or Production Engineering is the subset / specialization of a Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering with the focus only on Machine Tools, Materials Science, Tribology, and Quality Control is known as Manufacturing Engineering. Professional manufacturing engineers are responsible for all aspect of the design, development, implementation, operation and management of manufacturing system.

Manufacturing is the most important element in any engineering process and Manufacturing Engineers are key personnel in many organization. The manufactured products range from aero planes, turbines, engines and pumps – to integrated circuits and robotic equipment.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mechanical / Production Engineering

Knowing JAMB subjects for Mechanical / Production 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 Mechanical / Production Engineering are:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Mechanical / Production Engineering
‘A’ level passes in any two of 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 Mechanical / Production 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

This is the list of Universities offering Mechanical / Production Engineering in Nigeria

  1. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  2. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)

Cut-off Mark for Mechanical / Production Engineering course

The cut-off mark for Mechanical / Production Engineering varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Mechanical / Production 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.

Mechanical / Production Engineering is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

Can a commercial or art student study Mechanical / Production Engineering?

No! Mechanical / Production 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 Mechanical / Production Engineering is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Mechanical / Production Engineering in Nigeria

I believe you now know the subjects required to study Mechanical / Production Engineering. Top Sectors for Mechanical / Production Engineering graduates to work are
1. Research Labs
2. Manufacturing sector
3. Communication sector
4. Transportation
5. Banking
6. Pharmaceuticals
11. Sports
12. Health
13. Information Technology

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Mechanical / Production 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.

What is Direct Entry special consideration (waiver) for Mechanical / Production Engineering
(i) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts 1st Degree and HND (upper credit) in relevant fields into 300 level.
(ii) Bauchi State University, Gadau as in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
(iii) Bells University of Technology, Otta accepts (a) Two A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics/ Chemistry. (b) ND/HND (Upper Credit respectively) in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
(iv) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State – Same as in Civil Engineering.
(v) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Mechanical / Production Engineering
(i) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.
(ii) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires credit in Biology

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