WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Architecture

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Architecture; 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 

 

Note
  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Engineering/Environmental/Technology.
  • Probable Degree type – [B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc.]

The admission requirement to study Architecture in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Architecture?
The subjects needed to study Architecture in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Architecture must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Any of Fine Art, Geography or Wood Work, Biology, Economics, Tech. Draw, Further. Mathematics., Introduction to Building Construction, Bricklaying/Block laying, Concreting, Wall, Floors and Ceiling Finishing, Joinery, Carpentry, Decorative Painting, Lining, Sign & Design, Wall Hanging, Colour Mixing/Matching & Glazing, Ceramics, Graphics Design, Graphic Printing, Basic Electricity
  6. A trade subject

 

Now you know the subject requirement in waec to study Architecture, Let’s consider what this course is all about. It is good you know something about Architecture before you consider it has your choice course. Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings in their sociological, technical and environmental contexts. There is increasing recognition of architecture as one of the top intellectual disciplines, an art form, and a technical profession intimately linked with the single largest sector of investment in the economy. Architects are called upon to design and execute building projects and resolve other issues related to the man-made environment in a variety of settings.

More so, Architects are the licensed professionals trained in the art and science of building. They are involved in all the phases of the construction of a building i.e. the functional, safety, economical and have to satisfy the needs of its occupants. They are responsible for the planning, designing and supervision of construction works for houses, office buildings, skyscrapers, landscapes, and even entire cities.

But know this – It is a challenging job for an architect to produce an artistically pleasing design within the budget specified by the Clients. He needs to start from scratch by producing the sketches of the building, its floor plans elevation etc. And once it is approved he needs to work on the estimation of the project. He has to get the necessary documents pertaining to the town planning from local authorities. And then once the work commenced, he needs to visit the site, supervise the work and do all other work needed to complete the construction. Architects are also sought for their technical advice to plan, improve or beautify landscapes (that is the field of landscape architecture), highways, entire towns, estates, historical monuments, etc

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Architecture?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an 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 or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Architecture are

  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Choose any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Architecture?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Mathematics or Physics and Chemistry, Geography or Fine Arts.
(ii) ND/HND upper credits in relevant field.

 

The aim in the first year of study is to develop the perceptive and creative faculties, impart the methodology of architectural design, and provide a grounding in the natural sciences, technology and the humanities and social sciences. This basic knowledge is expanded in the second and third years. Six months of work experience in the field of architecture must also be completed to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

As you can see from the above requirement, anyone with credit in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry can apply for admission to study architecture at the graduate level in Universities offering the course. Architecture course outline usually includes the history of architecture, practical mathematics, design and construction, town planning, economics, some sociology, environmental science, and professional practice. Computers are an important part of the training in architecture.

Further specialization in this field can be in industrial design, urban design, landscape architecture, town planning/ urban planning, environmental planning, building engineering and management, transport planning.

Just a reminder: Everything 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 combination 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 Architecture, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. 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

List of Nigeria Universities offering Architecture include

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  7. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  8. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  9. Caleb University, Lagos
  10. Caritas University, Enugu
  11. Covenant University Ota
  12. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  13. Crescent University (CUAB) Click to read conditions
  14. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  15. Federal University of Technology, Akure Click to read conditions
  16. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  17. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  18. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  19. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  21. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  22. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  23. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  26. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  27. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  28. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  29. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  30. Tansian University, Umunya
  31. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  32. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  33. University of Uyo
  34. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY).

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Architecture? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Architecture. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating.

Most of the jobs in architecture come up in government organizations such as Public Works Department, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defense, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning Organization, Departments of Railways, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development, etc. While some other organizations or bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for construction works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc. also hire architects.

Architects working independently have ample scope in terms of earning. However, the inherent hazard with independent practice is that the professional undergoes lots of work as he alone has to plan details of sizes, specification and estimates of the cost of the structure, etc. Moreover, he requires good models and graphics as there would not be any other person to assist him which is the case when he works with some construction company. Specialization works well for better prospects in architecture as it is a matter of requirement.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Architecture have been listed above. Yet, 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.

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry special consideration (waiver) for Architecture in Nigeria?
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) ND in Architectural Technology or Building Technology at upper credit level plus the UTME requirements. (b) GCE A’ level, HSC or equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physics, and any other subject plus UTME requirement.

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires three A/L passes chosen from Mathematics, and two other subjects from Physics, Economics and Tech. Drawing.

(iii) Federal University of Technology, Akure accepts (ND) in Architecture or related disciplines with Upper Credit level pass, from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for admission for Direct Entry provided they meet the minimum entry requirements Candidates with the GCE ‘A’ level passes in at least two subjects from Mathematics, Geography and Physics can also be considered for admission provided they meet the minimum entry requirements.

(iv) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), University of Uyo, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU), University of Jos (UNIJOS), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) require ND/HND (Upper Credit) in Architecture or other relevant qualifications, plus UTME requirements. University of Uyo accepts HND (lower credit).

(vi) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accept ND/HND (upper credit) in relevant fields into 200 and 300 level respectively plus UTME requirements. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics and any other three subjects from English Language, Building Construction, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Chemistry may be admitted into 200 level.

(vii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts candidates who have undergone an accredited course in Architecture in any of the approved Colleges of Technology or Polytechnics in addition to UTME requirements.

(viii) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – requires ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics and accepts NCE (Credit) in relevant fields.

(ix) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires A/L passes in either Mathematics or Physics.

(x) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts Two `A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, TD, Fine Art Geography and Economics

(xi) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts ND/HND lower credit in Architecture.

(xii) Bauchi State University, Gadau: a) Require two ‘A’ level pass or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics and any of Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying. b) Accepts ND/HND with upper credits in fields relevant to Architecture

(xiii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires; (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Mathematics, Physics, and any one of Chemistry, Biology, Economics or Geography or Fine Arts (b) HND/ND (Distinction) in Architecture into 300/200 level and O/Level requirements.

(xiv) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) runs the course for four (4) years duration for UTME and three (3) years for DE at the moment. May consider HND (Upper Credit) or Degree (Third Class) in Architectural Technology for a special admission into 300 Level.

(xv) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts: (a) i) GCE ‘A’ Level Passes minimum of two in any of Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts and Mathematics (b) ND with Upper Credit/ HND in Architecture may be considered for admission into 200 level.

(xvi) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND at Upper credit level.

(xvii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts ND in Architecture with Upper Credit level pass from NBTE accredited institution provided they meet the minimum ‘O’ level requirements
(xviii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts two ‘A’ level/IJMB passes which must include Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Fine Arts.

(xix) Bells University of Technology, Otta accepts (a) Two A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. (b) ND/HND (Upper Credit respectively) in Architecture. (c) May consider Lower Credit in ND/HND

(xx) Caleb University, Lagos accepts ND at Credit level in Architecture or Sciences related studies may be considered for admission by direct entry provided they have the UME subjects at one sittings.

(xxi) Abia State University, Uturu accepts candidates with ND, HND in relevant fields and must have obtained the UTME entry requirement.

(xxii) Crescent University (CUAB) accepts; (a) Holders of Higher School Certificate HSC/GCE “A” Level, IJMB equivalent passes in Mathematics & Physics or and any other subject indicated above. (b) ND, HND Certificate in Architecture or Allied Subject at credit level can be considered for Admission into the programme at an appropriate level.

(xxiii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires: (a) At least three `A` Level passes not below Grade C in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. (b) At least Upper Credit ND/HND in relevant fields and does not accept NCE. Candidates must in addition meet the UTME ‘O’ Level requirements.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Architecture in Nigeria?
(i) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts a pass in English Language.

(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Abia State University, Uturu – Chemistry not compulsory

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Fine Arts or Technical Drawing and any one of Economics, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Painting and Decoration/Building Construction.

(v) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts five credit passes at ‘O’ level Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or equivalent and must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, either Technical Drawing or five Arts and Applied Arts and one of the following: History, Economics, Geography, Chemistry.

(vi) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and two others from any of Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying.

(vii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts a credit pass in Technical Drawing/Fine Art in lieu of Biology

(viii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Art, Geography, Biology and Economics.

(ix) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires five credit passes English Language, Physics, Mathematics, chemistry and any one of the following Geography, Fine Art, Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Biology or Economics plus National Diploma in relevant subjects at Upper Credit level.

(x) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Five “O” Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics and any two credits from Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts, Economics and at least a pass in Chemistry.

(xi) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘0’ level credit passes including English Language, Physics and Mathematics, plus any two of, Geography, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Wood/Metal Work.

(x) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires SSSC or its equivalent with credit in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two of the following: Technical Drawing, Building Const., Woodwork, Fine Art, Geography and Economics.

(xi) Renaissance University, Enugu requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Geography/Tech. Drawing at not more than two sittings.

(xii) Federal University of Technology, Akure requires five credit passes at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or NECO or GCE O/L or its equivalent at NOT more than two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Physics; and two credits from Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts and Economics. Candidates must have at least a pass in Chemistry.

(xiii) Bells University of Technology, Otta requires Five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any two from the following: Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing/Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying.

(xiv) Caleb University, Lagos same as in Building Technology

(xv) Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Biology, Surveying etc.

(xvi) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Building Construction or Land Surveying etc.

(xvii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires five O’ level credits passes including Physics, English Language and Mathematics and any two (2) subjects from Geography, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Chemistry, Building Construction and Economics obtained in not more than two sittings.

(xviii) Crescent University (CUAB) requires five credits in SSCE/GCE/ NECO including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from Chemistry, Economics, Fine Arts, Geography, Biology, Technical Drawing, Building Construction and Land Surveying.

(xix) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least five credits at ‘O’ Level in English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus any other subject taken from Biology, Geography, Economics, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics.

(xx) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires credit passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Agric. Sci./Geography/Further Mathematics/ Technical Drawing/ Welding and fabrication Engineering craft practice.

What is JAMB UTME special consideration (waiver) for Architecture in Nigeria?
(i) Federal University of Technology, Akure – requires Mathematics, Physics and one of Chemistry, Geography and Technical Drawing.

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) – requires Mathematics plus any other two subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Fine Arts and Building Construction.

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) – requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Biology, Economics or Geography.

(v) Abia State University, Uturu requires Mathematics as UTME subject.

(vi) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit pass in Mathematics, Economics and any one of Accounting, Commerce and Government.

(vii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Geography or Technical Drawing.

(viii) Caleb University, Lagos requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Economics, Geography, Biology and Chemistry, Fine Art and Technical Drawing

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Mathematics, Physics and one other subject.

(x) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires Mathematics, Physics and any other subjects from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Geography Economics, Fine Arts and Building Construction.

(xi) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

(xii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Arts, Economics and Geography.

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