This page contains 2024 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Biomedical Technology, including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


Course Biomedical Technology
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 4 – 5 Years
Suitability Science Students

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Biomedical Technology in Nigeria Universities, and that can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to WAEC, JAMB and A-level admission requirements.

Is Biomedical Technology a good course in Nigeria?

Yes. Biomedical Technology is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with fewer of job roles to explore. The average net salary for Biomedical technologists in Nigeria is ₦63K.

A Biomedical Technology degree is competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 5 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Biomedical Technology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Biomedical Technology 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.

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WAEC Subject Combination For Biomedical Technology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Biomedical Technology 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 Biomedical Technology 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 you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, 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 Biomedical Technology are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography/Any Nigerian Language

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 Biomedical Technology, don’t give up. You should consider other Biomedical Technology 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 read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Biomedical Technology

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 Biomedical Technology. 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 Biomedical Technology are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Biomedical Technology

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Biomedical Technology, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Biology/Zoology/Botany, and Maths

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These are the list of Universities offering Biomedical Technology in Nigeria

  1. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  2. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  3. University of Nigeria
  4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) offer as Biomedical Engineering
  5. Bells University of Technology offer as Biomedical Engineering
Estimated number of students currently studying Biomedical Technology in Nigerian Universities is 2,013
Biomedical Technology has 23% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Biomedical Technology has a 57% admission rate.

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Biomedical Technology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Biomedical Technology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Biomedical Technology for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course, there is room for more years if you have an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Biomedical Technology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Biomedical Technology is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or art student study Biomedical Technology?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study the Biomedical Technology degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Biomedical Technology is through GCE.


Biomedical Technology course description: 

If you have an interest in technology and invention but also want to pursue Medicine, then Biomedical Technology is the right course for you. A degree in Biomedical Technology equips you with the technical, scientific, and communication skills to understand medical instruments as well as to draw on fundamental concepts in Physics and other scientific disciplines to operate, repair, maintain and interpret the resulting signals and images of complex medical instrumentation. You have got to have a good foundation in chemistry, physic, biology and mathematics…

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5 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Biomedical Technology”

  1. Apart from pure medicine and surgery what other course can someone apply for in his Bachelor’s degree to enable him read medicine and surgery in his next degree…

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