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Jamb Subject Combination For Computer Engineering
Jamb Subject Combination For Computer Engineering

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Engineering: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Computer Engineering in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Computer Engineering?, what subjects are needed to study Computer Engineering?

Hey SAVANTS! welcome to today’s episode of my “JAMB doctor Series” in this episode, you will see the correct WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for Computer Engineering, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Computer Engineering through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb subject Combination for Computer Engineering
WAEC and JAMB subject Combination for Computer Engineering

For everyone who plans to study Computer Engineering in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Computer Engineer in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.


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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Computer Engineering in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Computer Engineering in Nigeria.

If you must study Computer Engineering in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools


A. JAMB English Syllabus

B. JAMB Mathematics Syllabus

C. JAMB Syllabus For Physics

D. JAMB Chemistry Syllabus

E. JAMB Syllabus For Biology

F. JAMB Economics Syllabus

G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

H. JAMB government Syllabus

I. JAMB Syllabus for Commerce

J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus

K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

Subjects Required To Study Computer Engineering

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The subjects Required to study Computer Engineering in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology*

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Physics and Chemistry: Physics and Chemistry subjects are core for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. For JAMB you will not enroll Biology. that is, Biology is required in JAMB to study Computer Engineering but it may or may not be included in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Computer Engineering.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Computer Engineering

To Study Computer Engineering, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Engineering

Jamb Subject Combination For Computer Engineering
JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Engineering

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Computer Engineering, are…

  • Use of English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics and
  • Chemistry.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Computer Engineering

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WAEC student Portal

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Computer Engineering.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Computer Engineering are…

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • and any other science subject

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Computer Engineering Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Computer Engineering through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Computer Engineering.

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Computer Engineering

Below are schools you can study computer engineering in Nigeria;

  1. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  4. Bells University Of Technology, Ota
  5. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  6. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  7. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  8. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  9. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  10. Federal University Of Technology Minna
  11. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  12. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  13. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  14. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  17. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  18. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  19. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  20. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  21. University Of Benin, Benin City
  22. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  23. University Of Lagos
  24. University Of Maiduguri
  25. University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Computer Engineering in JAMB?

YES, Maths is a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Computer Engineering, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that, Mathematics is not optional.

What are the compulsory subjects for Computer Engineering?

The Compulsory Subject for Computer Engineering In JAMB are Use of English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject.

What are the main subject for Computer Engineering?

The main subjects to study Computer Engineering in JAMB are Mathematics, English Language Chemistry and Physics.

Can I Study Computer Engineering Without Physics in JAMB?

NO, you cannot study Computer Engineering without Physics, Physics is important both in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) and JAMB.

Is further maths compulsory for Computer Engineering?

NO, Further Mathematics unlike Maths is itself is not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study Computer Engineering.

In Summary

To study Computer Engineering you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Physics, Use of English, Mathematics and Chemistry, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject.

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Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes in Pure Mathematics or Pure and Applied Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and 
English Language.
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Computer Engineering

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