UTME & O’Level Subject Combination For Civil Engineering (2024)

Civil Engineering is one of the best Engineering courses in the field of Engineering because it covers a very wide range of functions. Civil Engineers are much needed in the society due to their job requirements. Civil Engineering is a very sensitive profession because their jobs are tied to lives and properties. A faulty engineering construction could claim lives and properties worth millions of Dollars, hence only passionate individuals are required to apply and study this course.

The admission requirement for studying Civil Engineering in Nigeria is almost the same in all schools except for the JAMB cut off marks. Civil Engineering like other Engineering courses require that a candidate score high in their UTME, good post UTME score and most importantly a very good O’level result.

UTME & O'Level Subject Combination For Civil Engineering ([year]) 1

Talking about the admission requirements for studying Civil Engineering, five (5) requirements are involved, namely:

  1. Required O’Level subjects
  2. O’Level and UTME subjects combination
  3. JAMB or UTME Score of the candidate
  4. Post UTME Score
  5. Good aggregate score

Any candidate that can conveniently meet the above admission requirements to the university’s satisfaction, admission into any university be it DELSU, UNIZIK, UNILAG, UNILORIN, UNIBEN UNN and the likes is 100% guaranteed.

Often times we stress the need for the correct WAEC, NECO and UTME subject combination for studying Civil Engineering as a course in our tertiary institutions cannot be overemphasized as candidates tend to ignore the importance of this subject matter thus making it difficult for them to gain admission into the university to study this course.

Making use of the correct and approved WAEC and NECO subject requirements plus JAMB subject combination for Civil Engineering makes the admission process much easier for candidates seeking admission to study Civil Engineering in their various choice of institutions.

Not many are aware that one of the major reason for the increase in purchase of change of course and institution form is because before embarking on the UTME, most candidates fail to confirm the correct WAEC and NECO subjects required to study Civil Engineering and thus making them go through the process of change of course or institution and sometimes, both.

In one of our posts, we harped succinctly on subject combination for WAEC/NECO and JAMB, it would be wise to go through it as this will give candidates better understandings on not just the subject combination for Civil Engineering but other courses as approved by JAMB.

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Admission Requirements For Studying Civil Engineering In Nigerian Universities

In this post today, we shall be giving candidates full details as regards the WAEC and NECO otherwise known as O’Level subjects combination and admission requirements for studying Civil Engineering in our universities today.

Civil Engineering covers a wide range and scope as it involves both theory and practical classes. Upon graduation, a Civil Engineer’s work is more defined in the sense that they are areas of specialization is strictly Construction companies and some specialized IT companies in the business of Designs and Fabrications? Civil Engineering is a broad course, below are professional courses you can specialize under Civil Engineering:

  • Building Control Surveyor Engineering
  • Consulting Civil Engineering
  • Contracting Civil Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Site Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Engineering

So if you are interested in this studying Civil Engineering, you must meet their admission requirements which we are about to breakdown below.

Upon completing this post, you ought to be clear about the followings:

a) WAEC and NECO Subjects for studying Civil Engineering in any Nigerian University.

b) Admission Requirements for studying Civil Engineering

c) Whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to Civil Engineering (Yes you can though this also depends on the institution)

d) Minimum required cut off mark for Civil Engineering in Nigeria

e) List of Universities In Nigeria that offers Civil Engineering

f) List of Private universities offering Civil Engineering

g) State and Federal Universities Offering Civil Engineering

O’Level Requirements For Civil Engineering

  • You are required to have a minimum of five (5) credit passes which includes Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and any other Science subject.

UTME Subjects Combination For Civil Engineering

  • English Language (compulsory), Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.


COOU (ANSU) and ESUTECH accept ‘O’ level pass in English Language.

Covenant University requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and either of Further Mathematics, Biology or Technical Drawing.

FUNAAB requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology to study Civil Engineering.

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FUTA requires at least five (5) credit passes in WAEC or NECO which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at NOT more than two (2) sittings.

Niger Delta University requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject at not more than two (2) sittings.

NTNU will accept the following:
(a) English Language, Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry and any other two (2) Science subjects.
(b) ‘O’ level credit pass in Geography as the fifth Science subject.

OSUSTECH requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Further Mathematics.

Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) requires one other Science/Technical subject from Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Electronic Engineering and Basic Electricity.

Direct Engineering Civil Engineering

DE admission requirement for Civil Engineering requires that a candidate obtains the following:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.


FUNAAB accepts `A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalents. Accepts ND upper credit in Civil Engineering or relevant programmes.

FUTA accepts ND upper credit or equivalent professional qualification in Civil Engineering in any related programmes or ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

FUTO requires at least two (2) ‘A’ level passes not below ‘C’ in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. Accepts ND/HND upper credit in Engineering. Candidates must in addition meet UTME requirements. Does not accept first degree or NCE.\IBADAN – As in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

UNIJOS requires ‘A’ level or IJMB passes in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. It also accepts ND (credit level) in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering or a closely related programmes from recognized institutions. Accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

LAUTECH will require candidates to have obtained the following:

  1. a) ‘A’ level passes in Pure Mathematics, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Chemistry.
  2. b) ND/HND Upper credit in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering plus UTME requirements.

MAUTECH will require candidates to have obtained the following:

  1. GCE `A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  2. ND upper credit in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
  3. HND Electrical/Electronics Engineering.

Nigerian Defence Academy requires the other Science subject from Technical Drawing and Further Mathematics as a requirement to study Civil Engineering.

See list of Federal and States Universities in Nigeria that you can study Civil Engineering below:

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List of Universities That Offers Civil Engineering In Nigeria

Federal Universities Offering Civil Engineering 

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

University Of Abuja,Abuja

University Of Benin, Benin City

University Of Ibadan, Ibadan

University Of Ilorin, Ilorin

University Of Jos, Jos

University Of Lagos

University Of Maiduguri

University Of Nigeria Nsukka

University Of Port-Harcourt

Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi

Federal University Of Technology Minna

Federal University Of Technology, Akure

Federal University Of Technology, Owerri

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

University Of Uyo

State Universities Offering Civil Engineering

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Anambra State University, Uli

Bayero University, Kano

Cross Rivers University of Technology, Calabar

Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Enugu State University of Science And Technology, Enugu

Imo State University, Owerri

Kano University of Science And Technology, Wudil

Kebbi State University of Science And Technology, Aliro

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa

Osun State University, Osogbo

Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt

Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola

Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin

Private Universities Offering Civil Engineering

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti

Baze University, Fct, Abuja

Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota

Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City

Madonna University, Okija

Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island

Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja

These information provided here are JAMB’s requirements and all candidates searching for the correct admission requirements, UTME and WAEC subject combination for Civil Engineering as a course in any University within Nigeria. All schools are have been warned to comply with the directives which are still in force.

Hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards WAEC and NECO O’level subjects requirements for studying Civil Engineering, JAMB approved subjects combination and admission requirements for Civil Engineering as a UTME or Direct Entry candidate, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.