Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering can be so competitive in Nigeria. It’s therefore necessary that you know the prerequisites to effortlessly apply for admission into any higher institution in Nigeria without mistakes.

This page contains all the information necessary for successfully applying for admission to study Software Engineering and some of the information includes the WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Software Engineering, the list of Universities in Nigeria offering the course, and the Direct Entry requirements for Software Engineering and more.

The first thing you should know is that Software Engineering is a course for students with a science background. It’s not suitable for commercial students.

JAMB Subject Combination for Software Engineering

There are 3 compulsory subjects you are going to meet in your JAMB UTME examination but before listing them, we must let you know that the JAMB cut-off mark for Software Engineering is 180. Nevertheless, we urge you to at least score up to 200 and above to secure yourself a better position because the higher the score, the higher the chances of being admitted. Below are the 3 subjects you are to expect in the JAMB UTME examination:

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1). Economics.

2). Mathematics.

3). And any one (1) of Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Biology.

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

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1). AUN requires Mathematics in addition to any other subjects from Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Studies, Environmental Science, Literature in English, Biology, Geography, Technical Drawing, Government, History, Economics, Visual Arts, French, and Civics.

WAEC Subject Combination for Software Engineering

To qualify to study Software Engineering, you are expected to have not less than 5 credit passes in the required subjects in your SSCE. The required subjects are not limited to WAEC, it also includes NECO and GCE. Below is the WAEC Subject Combination for Software Engineering

1). Physics.

2). Use of English Language.

3). Mathematics.

4). And 2 other Science subjects.

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

i). AUN requires 5 ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language, and any other 3 subjects from the following with emphasis on the ranking order:

1). Physics.
2). Chemistry.
3). Further Mathematics.
4). Computer Studies.
5). Information Technology.
6). Environmental Science.
7). Biology.
8). Literature in English.
9). Government.
10). History.
11). Economics.
12). Geography.
13). Technical Drawing.
14). Visual Arts.
15). French.
16). Civics.

Below are the following subjects that they don’t accept;

1). Agriculture,
2). Home Craft,
3). Food and Nutrition,
4). Home Economics,
5). Physical Education,
6). Home management,
7). Physical and Health Education,
8). Commerce,
9). Accounting,
10). Financial Accounting,
11). Music,
12). Islamic History,
13). Islamic Studies,
14). Bookkeeping,
15). Tajweed,
16). Library Studies,
17). Diction, Kiswahili,
18). Igbo,
19). Yoruba,
20). Hausa,
21). Arabic,
22). Study skills,
23). Turkish.

Direct Entry Requirements for Software Engineering

If you want to apply for admission into any University in Nigeria without using UTME, then you will have to ensure you satisfy the following Direct Entry Requirements for Software Engineering below:

  • ‘A’ level passes ND/NCE at Credit/merit levels and HND lower credit in relevant programs into 200 and 300 levels.

WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). AUN accepts

i). ND/HND

ii). ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Environmental Science, Information Technology, Biology, Government, Literature in English, Geography, History, Economics, Visual Arts, Technical Drawing, French and Civics.

iii). ICGS ‘A’ level Cambridge.

2). AUN doesn’t offer admissions to 200-level programs and may transfer credits relevant to its major at the discretion of the Dean of school.

Universities in Nigeria Offering Software Engineering

  • AUN (AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE)
  • AL-HIKMAH (AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE)
  • BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE
  • NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ABUJA

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