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Top 10 Universities in Nigeria to Study Computer Engineering 2021 Update

Filed in Education by on June 9, 2021

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Although, its among the highest paid profession in the country, there are top Nigerian universities in Nigeria to Study Computer Engineering if you have passion for the course this year. This article curates a list of Universities one could study Computer Engineering.

Top 10 Universities in Nigeria to Study Computer Engineering - Latest Updates

Understanding the Diverse Engineering Branches

Every student wishes to have a successful and secure future. Instead of exploring and trying out new options, we usually prefer settling down for options that have been considered best for decades.

We tend to believe the myth that choosing mechanical or civil engineering is the only way of ensuring high-paying jobs. To clear your confusion, you must understand why choosing from a diverse Engineering branch is necessary.

You need to take some time and figure out what interests you, the domains that you are inclined towards, and what kind of work profile or responsibilities attract you.

Figuring out your interests and preferences might prove to be beneficial as it will help you in answering what engineering branch is best suited for you.

Facts like the number of hours spent by a professional in this job and the scope for growth in that profile should be kept in mind when making this decision.

You should also not follow the herd and choose your passion and interest instead. This is why the decision of choosing the right engineering branch is an important aspect of building your career in this field.

1. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers are the minds behind the modern high-tech cities of the future that can accommodate a high population and serve the best of facilities to their residents.

From Metro trains to high-rise buildings, a civil engineer needs the best of acumen in Mathematics and strategy. Civil engineers can secure high-paying and progress-driven jobs in construction firms, gov’t organizations like DMRC, Railway, NHAI, BRO, etc.

Civil Engineering (B.Tech) has wide scope in several construction firms and at the same time promises gradual growth up the career ladder.

Making good links and maintaining high efficiency allows civil engineers to reach managerial posts and rise in their careers.

Some of the notable civil engineers in India include Dr. E. Sreedharan who is also known as the “Metro Man” and is the mind behind Delhi Metro.

some of the common job types available in front of Civil Engineering graduates are-

  • Civil Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Chief Planning Engineer
  • Site Supervisor
  • Consultant
  • Resource Management Officer

Ample amount of Government and Private job opportunities are present in front of Graduates. Some of the well-known recruiters and areas of employment are-

  • PWD
  • State-wise Municipal Corporations
  • Town Planning Commission
  • Realty firms
  • Infrastructure management firms
  • Ports
  • NGOs
  • Reliance Industries
  • Essar
  • ONGC
  • Indian Railways
  • NHAI
  • L&T
  • TATA Realty and Infrastructure

If you are talented enough and have sound management skills, you may also start up your business venture too. With enough startup capital, one may start own consultancy or realty developing venture. If you are not interested in drawing plans and sketches, then this course is not for you!

Almost all colleges in India offer this course.

2. Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

B. Tech in Chemical Engineering presents a wide range of scope in industries like oil and petroleum industries, mineral processing industries, pharmaceutical industries, fertilizer industries, etc.

The job of a chemical engineer is to scrutinize the processes of producing certain chemicals, finding ways to increase production efficiency, making equipment that yields these chemicals, etc.

B. Tech Chemical Engineering graduates can also find jobs in the government sector with companies like IOCL, BPCL, ONGC, etc. Chemical engineers can secure jobs in R & D, Quality Check, or Production department of a chemical manufacturing company.

Let us take a look at some of the well-known job profiles available in front of graduates-

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Designer
  • Safety Officer
  • Resource Manager

It is being said that the branch is tough and requires hard work to score good marks. Mastering Organic and Inorganic Chemistry could be tough, dealing with the task of balancing Chemical reactions could be tricky.

But after Graduation, bright Graduates will be able to land high-salary jobs in different Industries like- Chemical, Refining, Food Processing, and Pharmaceutical Sectors!

Not only the private sector, but Graduates will also be able to find jobs at Public sector giants such as ONGC, FACT, OIL, etc! Sectors where graduates will find employment-

  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Food Processing units
  • Fertilizer manufacturing units
  • Oil & Natural gas plants
  • Power plants
  • Pharmaceutical units

I hope you liked our list of top Engineering branches. This list has been prepared to keep in mind the job prospects of a student after graduating.

Many engineering graduates from different colleges ( top colleges, average colleges, and below-average colleges) and different branches/courses (almost all the branches available in India) were interviewed online.

This list of top courses has been prepared based on their insights. Now it is time to revise this list and add more entries to it. Here are some more promising Engineering branches-

3. Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineers are equipped with the acumen to develop, test, and repair electrical and electronic equipment like radar, electric motors, transistors, transformers, VLSI devices, etc.

The field has several courses to offer like B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Employers that seek out electrical and electronics engineers are equipment manufacturers, the aerospace sector, automotive industries, power generation government organizations.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers can secure jobs in R & D, Quality Check, or Production department of a company.

Let us take a look at job types available in front of graduates-

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Plant Supervisor
  • Chief Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Machine Designer

Private and Government organizations are known to be prime recruiters of Electrical Engineers. Some of them are-

  • BHEL
  • ONGC
  • DRDO
  • Indian Armed Forces
  • Panasonic
  • Godrej
  • Philips
  • TCS
  • Reliance Industries
  • Essar
  • Power Plants

In no particular order, below is a list of the top 10 universities in Nigeria to study computer engineering with the best faculties this year.

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Top 10 Universities in Nigeria to Study Computer Engineering

1. Federal University of Technology, Minna.

First on our list is the Federal University of Technology, Minna, also known as FUTMINNA. This engineering school was established in 1983 and has churned out some of the best engineers we have in Nigeria today.

The university currently has 8 schools of engineering and also offers post-graduate degrees.

2. Federal University of Technology, Akure.

FUTA was established in 1981. This federal university was created to produce graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge of technologies available in the country. In 2015, FUTA has rated the best university of technology in Nigeria according to Webometrics rankings.

It is also one of the institutions well equipped with various faculties of engineering there.

3. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

You can call this technological institution the best engineering school to study at if you are located in the southeastern part of the country. This particular university is located in Owerri, Imo State, and is called FUTO.

The truth is that the school is highly rated because of the kind of quality education provided at the school’s various faculties and departments. Practicals in various engineering courses are mostly carried out in this institution.

4. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Also known as LAUTECH, this top university boasts of having 6 faculties with a college. It was created in 1990 and is located in Ogbomosho in Oyo state.

It was rated by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in 2004/5 as the best state university in the country. Oyo state University of Technology is also a preferred choice to consider if you want to choose a career in engineering.

5. Obafemi Awolowo University.

If you are looking for a school that has a great reputation both home and abroad, a university that has the best lecturers, state of the art facilities that will make studying easy and has even produced most of the important people we have in the Nigerian society, then OAU faculty of technology is highly rated as one of the tops in Nigeria at the moment.

6. University of Ilorin.

UNILORIN was founded in 1975 and is one of the best universities in Nigeria currently with Its engineering faculty that is top-notch. It is located in Kwara state.

You can study other courses apart from other engineering courses there and they also offer Masters program, Post graduate and also diploma courses.

7. University of Lagos.

It is not a surprise that the University of Lagos located at Akoka has become a place where students especially JAMBITES apply to study engineering courses. This is because UNILAG prides itself as one of the best as its great achievements in the engineering field speaks for themselves.

8. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

UNN as it is commonly called has produced the best graduates in the engineering field. It was created in 1955 but became operational in 1960. It is also a top university to study engineering in Nigeria.

9. University of Benin

Last on our list of the best universities in Nigeria to study engineering is UNIBEN. This federal school was founded in 1970 has a School of Biomedical Engineering Technology which works along with the school’s medical college.

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