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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Marine Engineering [UPDATED]

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Marine Engineering
Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Marine Engineering

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

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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Marine Engineering
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Marine Engineering

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

If you must study Marine 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


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Subjects Required To Study Marine Engineering

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The subjects Required to study Marine 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 not required in JAMB to study Marine 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 Marine Engineering.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Marine Engineering

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

JAMB Subject Combination For Marine Engineering

Jamb Subject Combination For Marine Engineering
JAMB Subject Combination For Marine Engineering

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

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

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

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Marine Engineering for the different Universities in Nigeria. Click me Now😎 for JAMB Brochure

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Marine Engineering

These are the schools you can study Marine Engineering in Nigeria

  1. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  2. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  3. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  4. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  5. University of Benin, UNIBEN

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Marine Engineering in JAMB?

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

The Compulsory Subject for Marine 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 Marine Engineering?

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

Can I Study Marine Engineering Without Physics in JAMB?

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

Is further maths compulsory for Marine Engineering?

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

Is Geography needed In Marine Engineering?

NO, Geography is not a compulsory subject for Marine Engineering, it is not required in either JAMB or WAEC to study Marine engineering

In Summary

To study Marine 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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(i) ‘A’ Level passes in Physics and Mathematics.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and one Science subjectMathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Marine Engineering

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