JAMB subject combination for Civil Engineering

Do you have the dream of studying engineering in a university or polytechnic? That’s a nice decision which is capable of guaranteeing a good life. However, having the desire to study civil engineering is not enough, but you have to make a move by strengthening your knowledge in the JAMB subject combination for civil engineering.

Who is a civil engineer?

You see bridges and wonder who built them? What do you think you will be doing as a civil engineer then?

  A civil engineer who conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in society. These structures include roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

That’s a very important aspect of our daily living, civil engineers build the bulk of what we call basic amenities. This shows how important your dream course is to society.

JAMB subject combination for Civil engineering

 To study civil engineering in a Nigerian university or polytechnic, you need to satisfy some requirements. The requirements include:

1. You must be science inclined

2. You must register the required subjects in JAMB.

3. You must register the required subjects in the WAEC examination. (WAEC means West African Examination Council).

The number 2 is the main purpose of this article, and those core subjects are going to be passed too in WAEC, as your WAEC (or its equivalent such as NECO or NABTEB) results will be used to process the admission if you are eventually admitted to study civil engineering,

 The JAMB subject combination for civil engineering includes:

1. Use of English (Compulsory subject for every JAMB candidate).

2. Mathematics

3. Physics

4. Chemistry

 These four subjects must be registered with JAMB or else, you may hamper your chances of admission.

Universities that offer Civil Engineering in Nigeria.

Not every university offer civil engineering, so we have compiled a list of universities that offer civil engineering. This way you won’t make mistakes about choosing a school that offers your dream course.

Those universities are:

  •         Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State–AAU 
  •     Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State–ABU
  • ·          Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State–ABUAD 
  • ·          Air Force Institute Of Technology, Kaduna, Kaduna State – AFIT-DEG
  • ·          Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden, Akwa Ibom State – AKSU
  • ·          Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State – AUE
  • ·          Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State – ATBU
  • ·          Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State – FUNAI
  • ·          Bayero University, Kano, Kano State – BUK
  • ·          Baze University, Abuja, Fct – BAZE
  • ·          Bells University Of Technology, Ota, Ogun State – BELLS
  • ·          Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State – BIU
  • ·          Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State – COOU
  • ·          Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State – COVENANT
  • ·   Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar, Cross Rivers State – CRUTECH
  • ·          Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State – DELSU
  • ·          Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State – EKSU
  • ·          Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State – ELIZADE
  • ·      Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu, Enugu State – ESUT
  • ·          Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State – EUI
  • ·          Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State – FED-OTUOKE
  • ·          Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – FED-OYE EKITI
  • ·          Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State – FUNAAB
  • ·          Federal University Of Technology, Akure, Ondo State – FUTA
  • ·          Federal University Of Technology, Owerri, Imo State – FUTO
  • ·          Federal University Of Technology, Minna, Niger State – FUTMINNA
  • ·          Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State – UNIAGRIC
  • ·          Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State – GREGORY
  • ·          Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Edo State – IGBINEDION
  • ·          University Of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State – UNIILORIN
  • ·          University Of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State – UI
  • ·          University Of Jos, Jos, Plateau State – UNIJOS
  • ·          University Of Lagos, Lagos State – UNILAG
  • ·          University Of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State – UNIPORT
  • ·          University Of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State – UNN
  • ·          University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State – FUYO
  • ·          University Of Maiduguri, Borno State – UNIMAID
  • ·          University Of Abuja, Abuja, Fct– UNIABUJA
  • ·          University Of Benin, Benin City, Edo State – Benin
  • ·          Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State – IMSU
  • ·          Kaduna Polytechnic (Affiliated To Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) – KADPOLY-ABU
  • ·          Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State – KSUSTA
  • ·          Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil, Kano State – KSUT
  • ·          Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Kwara State – KWASU
  • ·          Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State – LANDMARK
  • ·  Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State – LAUTECH
  • ·          Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State – MADINNA
  • ·          Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State – MARITIME-UNI
  • ·          Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State – MAUTY
  • ·          Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State – MOUAU
  • ·          Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State – NAUB
  • ·          Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State – NDA
  • ·          Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State – NDU
  • ·          Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State – UNIZIK
  • ·          Nile University Of Nigeria, Abuja – NILE
  • ·          Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State – OAU
  • ·          Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State – OOU
  • ·          Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State – UNIOSUN
  • ·          Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State – OSUSTECH
  • ·          Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State – RSUST
  • ·          Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State – TSUJ
  • ·          Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State – NDU
  • ·          Usmanu Danfodiyo University ( – Elearning), Sokoto, Sokoto State – UDU-ELUON

Frequently asked questions about JAMB subject combination for civil engineering

Question: How much do civil engineers earn in Nigeria 

Answer: The lowest paid civil engineer in Nigeria earns about N154,000 per month. It increases as an engineer advances along the ladder.

 Question: What is the cutoff mark for civil engineering in the university?

Answer: The cutoff mark for every university is not the same. But the official JAMB cutoff mark for universities in 2022 is 160.


Civil engineering is one of the top 30 courses in Nigeria. It is also among the courses being studied in Nigeria, whose graduates have a high chance of being employed after their studies. 

  The JAMB subject combination is the last set of hurdles that a civil engineering aspirant has to clear before they can be considered for admission into the university or polytechnic.

Overall, It is rewarding to study civil engineering. It comes with a handsome salary for new engineers, which will eventually increase as they advance up the ladder. Excellent reward for passion.

Give it a try! 

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