List of Best Engineering Courses in Nigerian Universities in 2023

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If you’re asked what is the best Engineering course to study in Nigeria with employment 95% certain, what will be your answer?

This page shares with you, the best Engineering courses to study in Nigeria with available industries and broad job opportunities. Also included on this page, is the list of best Engineering Courses and Best Engineering Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria.

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Best Engineering Course in Nigeria

Who is an Engineer?

An Engineer is a person licensed to practice engineering in a particular field. Becoming an engineer will force you to work on many transferable skills including problem-solving and critical reasoning.

Engineering Definition.

Engineering can be defined as the creative application of scientific principles to designing, developmental structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design.

Take note that after graduation from any accredited Nigerian tertiary institution, you need to be fully registered with COREN to be licensed in Nigeria.

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Reasons Why you Should Study Engineering.

  • Engineering will aid you in building your mental strength and thinking outside the box.
  • Engineering aids in the growth and development of structures and ways of living.
  • It has a high employability rate.
  • Engineering provides you with a platform for creativity and innovation.
  • It helps to devise technologies that enrich life and make it better and more comfortable for everyone.

List of Best Engineering Courses in Nigeria.

Best Engineering Courses in Nigeria

Take note that this list of the best engineering courses in Nigeria is determined according to their employability rate and approval by COREN (The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria).

Take note that NO Engineering course is worth studying in Nigeria if it is not approved by COREN. The engineering courses not listed here probably have a very low employability rate in Nigeria, or have not been added by COREN yet to their database.

  1. Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
  2. Computer Engineering.
  3. Telecommunication Engineering.
  4. Information and Communication Engineering.
  5. Chemical Engineering.
  6. Mechanical Engineering.
  7. Civil Engineering.
  8. Mechatronics Engineering.
  9. Petroleum Engineering.
  10. Mining Engineering.
  11. Agricultural Engineering.
  12. Food Engineering.
  13. Material and Metallurgical Engineering.
  14. Automobile Engineering.
  15. Structural Engineering.
  16. Production Engineering.
  17. Biomedical Engineering.
  18. Marine Engineering.
  19. Polymer/Textile Engineering.
  20. Wood Engineering.

List of all Engineering Courses in Nigeria.

  1. Accounting Technology.
  2. Agricultural Engineering.
  3. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.
  4. Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering.
  5. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
  6. Automobile Engineering.
  7. Automotive Engineering.
  8. Biomedical Engineering.
  9. Biotechnology.
  10. Chemical Engineering.
  11. Chemical and Polymer Engineering.
  12. Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering.
  13. Civil Engineering.
  14. Civil Engineering/Hydrology.
  15. Computer and Communication Engineering.
  16. Computer Engineering.
  17. Computer Science and Engineering.
  18. Communication Technology.
  19. Communication Technology and Wireless Technology.
  20. Electrical Engineering.
  21. Electronics Engineering.
  22. Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering.
  23. Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  24. Environmental Engineering.
  25. Environmental Technology.
  26. Food Engineering.
  27. Food Science and Technology.
  28. Food Science and Engineering.
  29. Gas Engineering.
  30. Glass Technology.
  31. ICT Engineering.
  32. Irrigation Engineering.
  33. Industrial Production and Engineering.
  34. Industrial Production Engineering.
  35. Information and Communication Technology Engineering.
  36. Information and Communication Engineering.
  37. Information and Communication Technology.
  38. Information Technology.
  39. Marine Engineering.
  40. Materials Engineering.
  41. Mechanical Engineering.
  42. Mechatronics Engineering.
  43. Mechatronics and System Engineering.
  44. Mechanical/Production Engineering.
  45. Metallurgical and Material Engineering.
  46. Metallurgical Engineering.
  47. Meteorology.
  48. Mining Engineering.
  49. Petroleum Engineering.
  50. Petroleum and Gas Engineering.
  51. Polymer and Textile Engineering.
  52. Polymer Engineering.
  53. Production Engineering.
  54. Shipping and Maritime Technology.
  55. Software Engineering.
  56. Systems Engineering.
  57. Structural Engineering.
  58. Transportation and Management Technology.
  59. Telecommunication Engineering.
  60. Textile Science and Technology.
  61. Visual Arts and Technology.
  62. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
  63. Wood Production Engineering.
  64. Wood Products Engineering.

Engineering Courses Admission Requirements for 2023

  • To study Engineering in any Nigerian tertiary institution, you are required to have at least, five (5) SSCE credit passes in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. This score must be attained at not more than two sittings.
  • JAMB subject combinations for most Engineering courses are Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • While for candidates applying for admission to study any Engineering Course through Direct Entry, must have at least, upper credit from a reputable Polytechnic. Candidates with CIE must have at least BBB in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Best Universities to Study Engineering Courses.

In no particular order, here’s the list of the best Nigerian universities to study engineering. We did not create this list ourselves but based on the webometric ranking of the Best Nigerian Universities and the number of engineering courses offered with full accreditation by COREN in each university.

  • University of Ibadan (UI).
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU-ZARIA)
  • Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
  • University of Ilorin (UI)
  • Federal University of Technology Akure.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
  • University of Agriculture Abeokuta.
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU).

I want to use this opportunity to address the issue of Petrochemical Engineering in Nigeria. Petrochemical Engineering is most times under chemical Engineering as an option. However, there are Universities that offer Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering in Nigeria.

The list of Universities that offers Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering are:

  • River State University of Science and Technology.
  • Niger Delta University.

The list of Universities that offers Chemical Engineering

  • ABU
  • AKSU
  • COOU
  • FUTO (With options in):

(i) Nuclear Eng. Tech.,

(ii) Chemical Eng. Tech.,

(iii) Biochemical Eng. Tech.

  • NTNU
  • OAU
  • PHC
  • UYO
  • MAUTY.

Nigerian University Offering Automobile Engineering.

To date, we ONLY have one academic institution in Nigeria that offer automobile engineering in Nigeria. The only university that has full accreditation for automobile engineering is Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State.

Best Polytechnic to Study Engineering Courses in Nigeria.

As earlier promised, here are the best Nigerian Polytechnics to study engineering courses in Nigeria. This is according to the Webometric ranking of the best Polytechnic in Nigeria, the number of approved engineering courses, etc.

  1. Auchi Polytechnic.
  2. Yaba College of Technology.
  3. Polytechnic Ibadan.
  4. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.
  5. Federal Polytechnic, Ede.
  6. Kaduna Polytechnic.
  7. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
  8. Federal Polytechnic, Oko.
  9. Lagos State Polytechnic.
  10. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.

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