To Study Computer and Communication Engineering, the first thing you must consider is if you are a science or art student. Computer and Communication Engineering is not suitable for commercial or art students as it is a course purely for science students.

In this article, we will be presenting to you the WAEC & JAMB Subject combination for Studying Computer and Communication Engineering. You will also find the list of Universities in Nigeria where you can study this course as well as the Direct Entry and other requirements for studying this course. Don’t miss out on the special consideration and waivers from various Universities in Nigeria that we have also made available on this page.

WAEC Subject Combination for Computer and Communication Engineering

There are five (5) compulsory SSCE subjects that are required to study Computer and Communication Engineering. You must ensure you have credit passes in all five (5) subjects either in your NECO, GCE, or WAEC (SSCE). Below are the five (5) O’Level subject combinations for studying Computer and Communication Engineering:

  1. Physics.
  2. Chemistry.
  3. Mathematics.
  4. Further Mathematics.
  5. Use of English Language.


a). UNILAG – Same as in Chemical Engineering.

b). FED-OYEEKITI requires 5 O’level credit passes in Mathematics, Use of English Language, Chemistry, Physics, and one Science or social science subject.

c). OOU and ABUAD accept any Science Subject instead of Further Mathematics.

d). NTNU accepts Use of English Language, Physics/Chemistry, Mathematics, and any other two (2) Science subjects.

e). BELLS and FUTMINNA require 5 O’level credit passes in Use of English Language, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or any other Science subject.

f). ESUTECH requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Use of English Language and all other relevant subjects.

g). RSUST and MOUA – Same as in Civil Engineering.

JAMB UTME subjects for Computer and Communication Engineering

If you want to apply to any University via UTME, then you must ensure you meet up with the JAMB cut-off mark for this course which is 180. But, it’s advisable that you aim for 200 and above to stand in a better position. There are three (3) JAMB subject combinations for Computer and Communication Engineering and they include:

1). Physics.

2). Chemistry.

3). Mathematics.


1). NTNU accepts any 3 Science subjects.

2). OOU requires any 3 subjects Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, and Physics.

Direct Entry Requirements

For those who are applying for admission through Direct Entry to study Computer and Communication Engineering you must ensure you can satisfy the requirements listed below:

Ensure you have in your posses 3 ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics, and Pure Mathematics or Pure and Applied Mathematics.


1). UNIILORIN – Same as Biosystem Engineering and Agricultural. Relevant Programmes include Computer Technology, Communication Engineering or Telecommunications, Control Systems Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering Technology, Biomedical Engineering, and Instrumentation Engineering.

2). BELLS accepts the following

i). Two (2) ‘A-level’ passes from Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

ii). ND/HND upper credit in Computer Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

3). FED-OYE EKITI requires 2 A-level passes from Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

4). UNILAG, ABUAD, and UNIBEN – Same as in Chemical Engineering.

5). UNIBEN and UNIMAID – Same as in Chemical Engineering.

6). OOU accepts ND/HND upper/lower credit in Computer Science.

7). RSUST  is also the same as in Civil Engineering.

8). OAU requires ND upper credit in Computer Science

9). UYO accepts ND/HND in relevant programs in addition to the UTME requirements.

10). CARITAS requires ND/HND upper credit only in relevant areas for consideration into 200 & 300 levels respectively.

11). NTNU accepts any 2 ‘A-level’ passes in Science subjects, while ND/HND lower credit or NCE merit in relevant programs.

12). MOUA requires ND/HND upper credit with at least a B average in Maths in addition to UTME requirements.

Nigeria University Offering Computer and Communication Engineering

  • BASU (Bauchi State University): happens to be the only University in Nigeria according to the 2019/2020 JAMB Brochure.

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