Engineering course in Nigeria

Requirements to Study Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirement to Study Mechanical Engineering; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB Subject Combinations, Course Description and Career Opportunities 


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To study this course in Nigeria Universities, you must fulfil the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), Course description and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. And if you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria, maybe it’s time you consider studying online or study abroad for free through scholarships

What is O level/WAEC subject combinations (requirement) for Mechanical Engineering?
You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study Mechanical Engineering in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combinations for Mechanical Engineering must include

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject
  6. A trade subject



What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Mechanical Engineering?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, Please consider College or Polytechnic.. Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles passing JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combinations for Mechanical Engineering are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A level result you need) to study Mechanical Engineering?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
(ii) ND upper credit, NCE technical and HND in Mech. Engineering.


Just a reminderEverything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combinations above, perhaps you should consider taking 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.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Mechanical Engineering, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Mechanical Engineering?
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

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Nigeria Universities offering Mechanical Engineering are

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  5. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Air conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Tech. (ii) Automotive Engineering Tech. (iii) Industrial and Prod. Engr. Tech. (iv) Aeronautical Eng. Technology
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  12. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  13. Caritas University, Enugu
  14. Covenant University Ota
  15. Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar (CRUTECH)
  16. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  17. Ekiti State University
  18. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  19. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  20. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  21. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  22. Gregory University, Uturu
  23. University of Ibadan (UI)
  24. Igbinedion University Okada
  25. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  26. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  27. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  28. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  29. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  30. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  31. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  32. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  33. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  34. Madonna University, Okija
  35. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  36. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  37. Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
  38. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  39. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  40. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  41. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  42. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  43. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  44. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  45. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  46. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  47. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  48. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  49. University of Uyo
  50. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY).

Course Description for Mechanical Engineering: 
We are still working on a number of things. We will add a description for this course later on. But if you’re willing to add a description, we will appreciate.

Where can I work with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering? 
Having a Degree in Mechanical Engineering does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added soon.


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combinations for Mechanical Engineering have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept Pass 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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