This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Chemical Engineering, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

CourseChemical Engineering
QualificationB. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech.
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students

Is Chemical Engineering a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Chemical Engineering is a good course in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Chemical Engineer and related professionals typically earn between ₦300,000 and ₦700,000 net per month

A Chemical Engineering degree is competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 29 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Chemical Engineering, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Chemical Engineering and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.


WAEC Subject Combination For Chemical Engineering

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Chemical Engineering degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Chemical Engineering degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Chemical Engineering are:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. English Language
  6. Civic Education
  7. Geography
  8. Biology
  9. A trade subject

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Chemical Engineering, don’t give up. You should consider other Chemical Engineering similar courses or 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 read valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

JAMB subject combination for Chemical Engineering

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Chemical Engineering. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Chemical Engineering is:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry

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List of Universities offering Chemical Engineering in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  10. Caritas University, Enugu
  11. Covenant University Ota
  12. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  13. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  14. Igbinedion University Okada , University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  15. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  16. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  17. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  18. Madonna University, Okija
  19. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  20. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  21. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  22. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  23. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  24. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  26. University of Uyo
  27. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY).
  28. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  29. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)


Estimated number of students currently studying Chemical Engineering in Nigerian Universities is 17,700
Chemical Engineering has 70% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Chemical Engineering has 30% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Chemical Engineering course

As you can see, more than one University offers Chemical Engineering. This means the cut-off mark for Chemical Engineering will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 200. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

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

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

Can a commercial or art student study Chemical Engineering?

No! Chemical Engineering is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art students. But if you have the 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 Chemical Engineering is through GCE


Special consideration (waiver) for Chemical Engineering

  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts a pass in English Language.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), University of Agriculture, Makurdi and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) same as in Agricultural Engineering.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – Same as in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering.
  • 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.
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires English language credit and all relevant subjects.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires a credit in Further Mathematics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires credit in Biology.
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires credit in Additional or Further Mathematics as the fifth subject

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8 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subjects for Chemical Engineering”

  1. That was very interested in chemicals engineering. I was in ss two so i decided to take this opportunity to look for the course i have to take.
    It was very good insha Allah i will try my best to get 200 or more than this insha Allah.

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