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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering 2023/2024

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Petroleum Engineering?, what subjects are needed to study Petroleum Engineering?. In this write up, you and I will be going through diligently, answer to these…

Hello 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 Petroleum Engineering, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Petroleum Engineering through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

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

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

If you must study Petroleum 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

What Are The Subjects Required To Study Petroleum Engineering

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

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Petroleum Engineering

To Study Petroleum Engineering, the following subjects will be enrolled for Jamb and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering

Jamb subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering
Jamb subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with JAMB use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Petroleum 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 2023/2024 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering

WAEC student Portal
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 Petroleum Engineering.

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

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

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

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Petroleum Engineering

Not all Universities in Nigeria offers Petroleum Engineering, to help guide your choice, I have provided you with the list of Universities that offers Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria…

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  • Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  • Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Petroleum Engineering in JAMB?

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

The Compulsory Subject for Petroleum 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 Petroleum Engineering?

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

Can I Study Petroleum Engineering Without Physics in JAMB?

NO, you cannot study Petroleum Engineering without Physics, Physics is important both in your O’ level (Waec, Neco or NABTEB) and JAMB.

Is further maths compulsory for Petroleum Engineering?

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

Is Geography needed In Petroleum Engineering?

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

In Summary

To study Petroleum Engineering you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Physics, JAMB 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 Petroleum Engineering

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    1. Yes Precious,

      For Waec you can add further Maths, Economics, Marketing, computer. But what I would advise you, is that, add subjects from other fields, that can make you explore other options.

      Mind you, subjects you are should be what you have interest in.

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