This post contains what chemical engineering is about, admission requirement to study Chemical Engineering in Nigeria Universities, places one can work with a degree in Chemical Engineering.


All JAMB and WAEC candidates who are interested in studying or having a career in Chemical Engineering are hereby informed that JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Chemical Engineering for 2019/2020 academic session has been released.

What is Chemical Engineering about?

Chemical Engineering deals with the design and maintenance of chemical plants and the development of chemical processes for converting raw materials or chemicals into valuable forms. It combines knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering for the production of chemicals and related by-products. This branch of engineering is a varied field, covering areas from biotechnology and nanotechnology, mineral processing, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibres, petroleum refining plants etc. They aid in the processing of food and also agricultural products and they also carry out different experiments in Bio-Tech firms to find out new drugs.

Places Where One can work with a Degree in Chemical Engineering? 

Various Career opportunities in Chemical Engineering include;

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food & Drink
  • Oil and Gas
  • Process Plants & Equipment
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Consultancy

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Chemical Engineering?

For you to be on a safe side it is better if you aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME  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.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Chemical Engineering are

  1. Use of English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Physics

O level/WAEC Subject Combination For Chemical Engineering?

The subjects needed to study Chemical Engineering 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 Chemical Engineering must include:

  1.  Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject
  6. A trade subject

List of Nigeria Universities Offering Chemical Engineering.

Below contains various Universities in Nigeria that one can study Chemical Engineering and they are as follows;

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Nuclear Eng. Tech. (ii) Chemical Eng.Tech. (iii) Biochemical Eng. Tech.
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  10. Caritas University, Enugu
  11. Covenant University Ota
  12. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  13. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  14. Igbinedion University Okada , University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  15. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  16. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  17. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  18. Madonna University, Okija
  19. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  20. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  21. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  22. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  23. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  24. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  26. University of Uyo
  27. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY).


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