In this post, you’ll the JAMB and WAEC subject combinations for Agricultural Engineering. In addition to that, we’ll answer some of the questions you might have in mind regarding obtaining a degree in Agricultural.

Most Nigerian universities have similar O’level (WAEC, NECO, etc.) and JAMB UTME requirements for studying Agricultural Universities.

However, there are slight differences you must take note of before completing your JAMB registration.

To study any course, you need at least 5 credit passes in O’level, to include English Language and 4 other relevant subjects. This applies also to applicants of Agricultural Engineering.

Requirements for Studying Agricultural Engineering

‘O’ level subject combination (WAEC, NECO, etc.)

To be eligible for admission to study Agricultural Engineering, you must score at least 5 SSCE credit passes, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject from:

  • Agric Science
  • Materials & Workshop
  • Process and Machining
  • Tractor Layout
  • Power Unit Under Carriage and Auto Electricity
  • Transmission System
  • Implement and Machine
  • Principles of Crop Husbandry and Land Use
  • Materials and Workshop Processes
  • Construction and Maintenance of Agricultural Machines
  • general Metal Work
  • General Wood Work and Building
  • Engineering Drawing.

To put it differently, the compulsory NABTEB, NECO or WAEC subjects for Agricultural Engineering are English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, plus any other relevant subject. Read special consideration to know whether your intended school offers waivers.

Take note that your overall grade must not be below five credits in at most 2 sittings combined.

Special considerations for the O’level requirements

  • ESUTECH accepts credit in English Language and all relevant subjects.
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi requires five credits passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any two of English Language, Biology or Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing, Geography and Economics. Also candidates with NABTEB Federal Craft Certificate or WAEC (Technical) Credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry may be admitted at 100 Level if they meet other admission requirements. All candidates must have obtained at least a pass in English Language.
  • Adeleke University, Edu and Rivers State University of Science and Technology accept credit pass in Biology or Agricultural Science as the fifth subject.
  • UNIBADAN requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with any one or two of the following: Biology/ Agric Science, Further Mathematics, Technical. Drawing, Economics, Geography, Metal Work, and Wood Work.
  • LAUTECH, Rivers State University of Science Technology and ATBU accept Biology in lieu of Agricultural Science.
  • FUTO accepts any other Science subjects as the fifth subject and not more than two sittings.
  • The University of Maiduguri requires Five ‘O’ Level credits to include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one credit from among Biology, Geography, Agric. Sci, Further Mathematics or Technical Drawing at not more than two sittings.
  • FUTA requires five SSCE credit passes English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. To be eligible for admission, candidates must have a minimum of credit pass in the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level), or West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or NECO or its equivalent at NOT more than two (2) sittings in five (5) subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics English Language and any other science subject.
  • FUNAAB requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
  • BUK requires five O’ Level passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
  • NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject in not more than two sittings.
  • FED-OYE EKITI Accepts ND in Agricultural Engineering.
  • UNN requires five O’ level credit passes to include, Physics, Chemistry Mathematics, in not more than two sittings.
  • ATBU accepts Agricultural Science in Biology.
  • ABU prefers credit pass in Biology/Geography or Agricultural Science as the fifth subject.
  • LANDMARK University requires credit pass from any of the following as the fifth subject: Further Mathematics, Biology, Fishery, Agricultural Science & Technical Drawing
  • UNILORIN – requires a credit pass in Biology as the fifth subject. Candidates who passed Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing at Credit levels stand at an advantage.
  • MAUTY requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Tech. Drawing/ Agric. Sci./Geography/ Further Mathematics/ Marketing/Auto Mechanical Work/Auto Mechanics.

JAMB UTME subject combination

In addition to the compulsory Use Of English, candidates who wish to study Agricultural Engineering must register for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Special consideration for JAMB UTME subject combination

  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology requires Chemistry and Biology/Agric Science.
  • OSUSTECH requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Sciences and Physics/Mathematics.
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University requires any three of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science.
  • ATBU accepts Agricultural Science in Biology.
  • Landmark University accepts Agricultural Science or Biology in lieu of Chemistry.

Direct Entry Requirement

To gain admission to study Agricultural Engineering through Direct Entry, you need to score at least two ‘A’ level passes or Equivalent in Physics & Mathematics.

Special considerations and waivers for Direct Entry Students

  • LAUTECH, UNIMAID, UNIBADAN, and FUTMINNA accept ND/HND at upper credit level.
  • LAUTECH, UNILORIN and FUNAAB accept three ‘A’ level credit passes in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and Biology.
  • ESUTECH accepts ND/HND into 200 level and HND, first degree holders into 300 level.
  • ESUTECH accepts ‘A’ level Chemistry.
  • SUST and UNN require A/L passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics plus UTME requirement.
  • ESUTECH accepts ND/NCE with good grades in relevant fields.
  • UMUDIKE accepts ND/HND with good grades in relevant fields.
  • FUNAAB and MAUTY accept GCE A' Level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent. FUNAAB accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Agricultural Engineering or relevant disciplines.
  • UNN accepts:
    • HND/ND/NCE in relevant fields
    • Complete pass in Intermediate ICAN examination or equivalents
    • Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
  • OAU requires two A’ level passes in Physics, Pure Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics and Chemistry or ND upper credit.
  • UNIBADAN accepts 2 ‘A’ level passes in Physics and Mathematics plus UTME requirements. Accepts also ND/HND at upper credit level {65%} accepted to 200/300 levels respectively plus UTME requirements. Knowledge of Further Mathematics is an advantage for all Engineering Courses.
  • NDU accepts:
    • At least three (3) ‘A’ level passes at GCE or its equivalent in Physics, Mathematics/Further Mathematics and Chemistry and Five (5) credit level passes at SSCE/NECO/GCE ‘O’ level including English Language, Mathematics/Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Admission should be to 200 level of study in a five year degree programme.
    • National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) at Upper Credit and above, in the relevant discipline from an approved Polytechnic or related Institution. ND holders shall be admitted to the 200 level or study in a five-year degree programme while HND holders shall be admitted to 300 level. In addition to the above, candidates must have five (5) SCCE/NECO/GCE ‘O’ level credit passes, including English Language, Mathematics/Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  • ABU does not accept First Degree Holders.
  • UNIMAID requires a minimum of Lower Credit in National Diploma and Merit or nine points in IJMB.
  • ABUAD and LAUTECH – Same as in Chemical Engineering.
  • FUTA accepts ND at Upper Credit level or equivalent professional qualification in Agricultural Engineering or ‘A’ level passes at one sitting in at least two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • ABU accepts
    • ‘A’ level/IJMB passes or equivalent in Physics and Mathematics.
    • ND Upper Credit or Distinction in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Bio Resources Engineering or related from an accredited institution.
    • HND in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Bioresources Engineering or related from an accredited institution.
  • MAKURDI accepts
    • Two `A’ level/IJMB passes in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
    • Candidates with HND Upper Credit and First Class Degree holders in relevant disciplines may be admitted at 300 level.
    • Candidates with HND Lower Credit, ND Upper Credit, and NCE (Technical) may be admitted at 200 level.
    • Holders of NCE with one credit pass in relevant disciplines may be admitted at 100 level. In all the above cases the candidates must posses the UTME requirements.
  • RSUST requires A/L passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics plus UTME requirement and accepts ND. U.D. (Upper Credit) in relevant disciplines for admissions into 200 level or HND in the appropriate discipline for admissions into 300 level.
  • OSUSTECH requires two A’ level passes in Agric. Science, Mathematics Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
  • FUTO requires accepts two ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Physics and Mathematics. It also accepts ND/HND at Upper Credit level in Engineering. Candidates must in addition meet the ‘O’ Level requirements. It does not accept First Degree and NCE.
  • FED-OYEEKITI – Same as in Mechanical Engineering.
  • UNILORIN accepts:
    • First Degree from Physical Sciences at Second Class Lower Division may be admitted into 200 Level.
    • HND in a relevant Engineering discipline at Distinction or Upper Credits level from recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology after NYSC may be considered for upgrading to 300 Level.
    • First Degree Honours in Engineering discipline may be admitted into 300 Level of any other Engineering programme

JAMB cut off mark for Agricultural Engineering

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The cut-off mark varies with universities.

Generally, most Nigerian Universities allow students to partake in their Post UTME for Agricultural Engineering if they score at least 180 in the JAMB UTME.

Read also: Jamb cut off mark for Polytechnics, Universities & Colleges of Education

What is Agricultural Engineering?

Agricultural Engineering is a field of engineering concerned with agricultural production and processing.

Frequently asked questions

Is Agricultural Engineering a good course?

As a matter of fact, Agricultural engineering is a good course to study, and it provides an opportunity to contribute positively to the lacking agricultural sector in Nigeria.

How competitive is Agricultural Engineering at Nigerian Universities?

Virtually all of the Engineering courses in Nigeria are competitive, and so is Agricultural Engineering. Therefore, it is imperative to perform well in your JAMB and Post UTME in order to stand a good chance of gaining admission.

What Jobs can I apply for with a degree in Agricultural Engineering?

Graduates of Agricultural Engineering can work as Agricultural and Food Science Technicians, Agricultural and Food Scientists, Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Managers, etc.

How many years does it take to study Agricultural Engineering Nigeria?

Similar to other Engineering courses, it takes approximately 5 years to obtain a degree in Agricultural Engineering.

Final note

We advise you to check the latest JAMB brochure for more information, as the Universities reserve the right to alter their requirements for studying Agricultural Engineering.



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