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Jamb Subject Combination For Electrical engineering
Jamb Subject Combination For Electrical engineering

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

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

Waec And Jamb Subject Combination For Electrical Engineering
WAEC And JAMB Subject Combination For Electrical Engineering

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

If you must study Electrical 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.

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Subjects Required To Study Electrical Engineering

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The subjects Required to study Electrical 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.

For JAMB you will not enroll Biology. That is, Biology is required in JAMB to study Electrical Engineering but it may 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 Electrical Engineering.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Electrical Engineering

Jamb Subject Combination For Electrical engineering
JAMB Subject Combination For Electrical Engineering

To Study Electrical Engineering, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Electrical Engineering

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering

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 Electrical Engineering.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering Through Direct Entry

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

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

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Electrical Engineering

Below are schools you can study Electrical Engineering in Nigeria;

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  2. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  3. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  4. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  5. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  6. Anambra State University, Uli
  7. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  8. Bells University Of Technology, Ota
  9. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  10. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  11. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  12. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  13. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  14. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  15. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  16. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  17. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  18. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  19. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  20. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  21. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  22. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  23. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  24. Imo State University, Owerri
  25. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  28. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  29. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  30. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  31. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  32. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  33. Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  34. Osun State University, Osogbo
  35. University Of Benin, Benin City
  36. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  37. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  38. University Of Lagos
  39. University Of Maiduguri
  40. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  41. University Of Port-Harcourt
  42. University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Electrical Engineering in JAMB?

YES, Maths is a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering?

The Compulsory Subject for Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering?

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

Can I Study Electrical Engineering Without Physics in JAMB?

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

Is further maths compulsory for Electrical Engineering?

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

In Summary

To study Electrical 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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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics or ChemistryFive (5) SSC credit passes to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and any other Science subject.Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Electrical Engineering

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