Studying Mechanical Engineering As A Course In Nigeria – Latest Guide

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Studying Mechanical Engineering As A Course In Nigeria – Latest Guide

 Mechanical Engineering: Are you interested in studying Mechanical Engineering in any Nigerian Higher Institutions? If yes, this article will serve a lot of benefits for you.

At, we provide various resources for candidates who intend to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.

Studying Mechanical Engineering As A Course In Any Nigeria - A Students Guide

Mechanical Engineering as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of B.Eng It’s in the Faculty of Engineering depending on school’s categorization.

Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Mechanical Engineering will eventually become a Engineer with a qualification level of undergraduate.

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration: The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Admission Requirements For Mechanical Engineering

Candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 4 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE). Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.

UTME  O’level Requirements for Mechanical Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission to study mechanical engineering programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.

JAMB-UTME Subject Combination for Mechanical Engineering

The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Mechanical Engineeringare Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates

(i) MAIDUGURI  accepts a pass in English Language.

(ii) UYO as in Computer Engineering.

(iii) FUTO, FUNAAB, ILORIN and UNN as in Agricultural Engineering.

(iv) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject

(v) OSUSTECH and LAGOS require a credit pass in Further Mathematics.

(vi)   ESUTECH requires credit pass in English   Language and other relevant subjects

(vii)  FED-OYEEKITI and UMUDIKE same as in Civil Engineering

(viii) BELLS same as in Computer Engineering

(ix)  LASU as for two sittings, requires six credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language, one Science subject and any other subject.

(x) RSUST – Same as in Civil Engineering.

(xi) IBADAN – As in Agric & Environmental Engineering


(i) Use of English, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Direct Entry Requirements Mechanical Engineering

Candidates who wish to gain admission into mechanical engineering  programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes
from Chemistry,
Physics and

(ii) OND upper
credit, NCE technical
and HND in Mech.

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates

(i) CRUTECH, RSUST, IGBINEDION, EKSU and MINNA  – as in Civil Engineering.

(ii) MAKURDI, FUTO, ILORIN, and UNN- as in Agric Engineering.

(iii) BENIN and LAGOS – as in Chemical Engineering

(iv) LAGOS, OAU, BAYERO and FUTA – do not accept NCE (Tech)

(v) UYO- As in Computer Engineering.

(vi) UMUDIKE and LAUTECH accept OND/HND upper credit level into 200 and 300 level respectively.

(vii) FUTO accepts OND/HND upper credit in relevant field for four (4) year programme.

(viii) MINNA accepts OND/HND lower credits in relevant courses.

(ix) ANSU accept OND/HND(lower credit) in Mech. Eng. And at least a pass in English  Language.

(x) MAUTY accepts:

(a) GCE `A’ level passes in the relevant subjects with at least  three credits passes in mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

(b)    OND/HND with a minimum of lower credit in relevant Course

(xi)   OOU accepts OND/HND in relevant field.

(xiii)    CARITAS, PHC and NDU – No Direct Entry.

(xiv)   FUTA  accepts GCE ‘A’ level passes at one sitting in at least two of the following subjects, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in addition to the ‘O’ level requirement

(xv)    ESUTECH does not accept lower credit for Direct Entry

(xvi) LAUTECH and BENIN as in Chemical Engineering.

(xvii) LAGOS accepts OND (Distinction) in Mechanical Engineering.

(xviii) FUTA accepts OND at Upper Credit level or other professional qualification in the relevant discipline in addition to the O’ level requirements  or GCE ‘A’ level passes at one sitting in at least two of the following subjects, Chemistry, Physics  and Math in addition to the  ‘O’ level  requirements.

(xix) OAU admits OND/HND in Mechanical Engineering  (Upper Credit) to Part II and III

(xx) ABU accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level/IJAMB passes from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

(b) ND upper credit, NCE technical and HND Lower Credit in Mech. Engineering.

(xxi) BELLS accepts

(a)  Two A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics / Chemistry.

(b)   ND/HND (Upper Credit respectively) in Mechanical Engineering.

(xxiii) IBADAN – As in Agric & Environmental Engineering

(xxiv) LASU accepts

(a) Its own Diploma at Upper Credit level in relevant fields or Foundation Programme certificate.

(b) ND (Distinction) or HND (Upper credit) into 200 level.

(c) HND (Distinction) into 300 level.

(xxv) RSUST and ABUAD – Same as in Civil Engineering.

(xxvi) FUNAAB accepts GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent.

FUNAAB accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant disciplines.

(xxvii) NDA requires the other Science subject from Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography

Universities that Offer Mechanical Engineering in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 46 universities offer Mechanical Engineering course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Afe Babalola University
  2. Ahmadu Bello University
  3. Akwa Ibom State University
  4. Ambrose Alli University
  5. Anambra State University
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. Bells University
  8. Bowen University
  9. Caritas University
  10. Covenant Univerity
  11. Cross River University of Technology
  12. Delta State University
  13. Ekiti State University
  14. Elizade University
  15. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
  16. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  17. Federal University of Petroluem Resources Efurun
  18. Federal University of Technology Akure
  19. Federal University of Technology Minna
  20. Federal University of Technology Owerri with options in: (i) Air conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Tech. (ii) Automotive Engineering Tech. (iii) Industrial and Prod. Engr.Tech (iv) Aeronautical Eng.Technology
  21. Federal University Oye Ekiti
  22. Igbinedion University
  23. Imo State University
  24. Kano University of Science and Technology
  25. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  26. Lagos State University
  27. Lanmark University
  28. Madonna University
  29. Michael Okpara University Umudike
  30. Niger Delta University
  31. Nigerian Defense Academy
  32. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  33. Obafemi Awolowo University
  34. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  35. Osun State University
  36. Osun State University of Science and Technology
  37. River state University of Science and Technology
  38. University of Abuja
  39. University of Benin
  40. University of Ibadan
  41. University of Ilorin
  42. University of Lagos
  43. University of Maiduguri
  44. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  45. University of Port Harcourt
  46. University of Uyo

Where to Work as a Mechanical Engineer

Engineers are not very popular in Nigeria. Here, Engineers are only allowed to work anywhere. They can also work in companies and infact anywhere that have machinery.

However, some engineers do work is research institutes and other places of work. So before you apply for mechanical engineering, make sure you foresee the future and think what you will like to do with the degree after graduation.


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