WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject for Computer Science and Mathematics

Last updated on July 16th, 2018 at 02:03 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Computer Science and Mathematics 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 Science .
  • Probable Degree type – (B.Sc. & B. Tech)

The admission requirement to study Computer Science and Mathematics 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 Computer Science and Mathematics?
The subjects needed to study Computer Science and Mathematics 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 Computer Science and Mathematics must include

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Any three from; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, and Technical Drawing.
  4. A trade subject

This joint degree Computer Science and Mathematics offers the opportunity to combine an appreciation of mathematical reasoning with an understanding of computing. Mathematics is a fundamental intellectual tool in computing, but computing is increasingly used as a key component in mathematical problem-solving. The course concentrates on areas where mathematics and computing are most relevant to each other, emphasising the bridges between theory and practice.

It offers opportunities for potential computer scientists both to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical foundations of their subject and to acquire a familiarity with the mathematics of application areas where computers can solve otherwise intractable problems. It also gives mathematicians access to both a practical understanding of the use of computers and a deeper understanding of the limits on the use of computers in their own subject. The first year and part of the second year of the course are spent acquiring a firm grounding in the core topics from both subjects.

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Computer Science and Mathematics?
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 for Computer Science and Mathematics are

  1. Maths
  2. Physics
  3. Any one of Chemistry, Economics and Biology

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Computer Science and Mathematics?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Maths and Physics

 

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 Computer Science and Mathematics, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Computer Science and Mathematics?
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 Computer Science and Mathematics are

  1. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  2. Novena University, Ogume
  3. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Computer Science and Mathematics. 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. Career opportunities will be added soon.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Computer Science and Mathematics 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) to study Computer Science and Mathematics?
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna and Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) accept National Diploma in Computer Studies or Computer Engineering with at least Upper Credit.

(ii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Abia State University, Uturu and Federal University of Technology, Minna accept NCE, ND/HND in relevant fields at credit level plus UTME requirements.

(iii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry

(iv) Federal University of Technology, Minna requires a pass in English Language.

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements, requires: (a) 2 A/L passes including Mathematics. (b) ND (Upper Credit) in Science Laboratory Technology, Computer Engineering. (c) NCE (Merit) with Credit pass in Computer Science/Science or Social Science subject. (d) Crescent University (CUAB) requires two ‘A’ level passes to include Mathematics and any of Chemistry and Economics. NCE/ND and approved equivalent of at least upper credit in relevant fields and IJAMB of acceptable grade level.

(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts (a) Higher School Certificate (HSC) in relevant two subjects to include Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, plus a pass in the third subject to include Chemistry or any other relevant science subject, may be admitted into the two (2) hundred level of the degree programmes. (b) Holders of credit passes in ND in relevant areas of specialization (e.g. Computer Engineering) are eligible for direct entry to year two (2) of the programme. (c) Holders of NCE passes at merit level in Mathematics or Computer Science (as the case may be), Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Science or Economics are eligible for direct entry to year two (2) of the programmes. d. Holders of HND at least credit level passes in Mathematics or Computer Science are eligible for direct entry to year three (3) of the programme.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Computer Science and Mathematics?
(i) Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) may accept a pass in English Language.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) as in Computer Science (iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires ‘ O’ level Credit passes in Statistics and any other Science subjects in addition to English Language and Mathematics.

(iv) Federal University of Technology, Minna requires credit pass in Physics

(v) Crescent University (CUAB) requires credit pass in Islamic Religious Knowledge in place of Chemistry for candidates wishing to study Computer Science with Islamic Studies.

(vi) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts ‘A’ level or its equivalent in Physics and either Chemistry or Mathematics.

(vii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi and University of Calabar (UNICAL) require five O/L credit passes in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Computer Science and Mathematics?
(i) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, University of Calabar (UNICAL) and Federal University of Technology, Minna require Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) as in Computer Science.

(iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Biology/ Chemistry/ Agricultural Science/ Geography

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