Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria: Admission Requirements and Subject Combinations

Aeronautical engineering as a course in Nigeria isn’t too popular among Nigerian students, and it’s difficult to see accredited Universities/Polytechnics/ academic institutions offering this course.

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However, if your aim is to be an Aeronautical engineer and want to study this course in Nigeria, you’ve come to the right place. This page covers everything you need to know about Aeronautical engineering admission requirements, JAMB subject combinations, and the cut off mark for Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria.

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What is Aeronautical Engineering?

For everyone who is interested in studying this as a course but do not fully understand this aspect of science, it’s work and requirements, let me explain better.

Aeronautical Engineering is a form of study that deals with the design and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. Aeronautical engineering as a job is one of the most lucrative courses to study in Nigeria due to its unlimited employment opportunities tied to it.

Another reason why this course is intriguing, is the fact that so much of this industry is technologically based, which means that all prospective candidates must be proficient in technology.

To study Aeronautical Engineering and be successful at it, you need to be able to have the following:

  • Combination of technical expertise,
  • Creativity,
  • Analytical abilities.
  • Capacity to operate in a team and ability to lead a team,
  • Communication.

Graduates of Aeronautical Engineering are Called?

Students who are studying or are graduates of Aeronautical Engineering, are known as an Aerospace engineer. If you want to travel outside the country to study this course, here are some Visa-free countries for Nigerians.

Requirements to Study Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria.

Also take note that aside the fact that this course is highly lucrative in Nigeria, and there’s little to no competition in it, you should be aware that there are some certain criteria and requirement you must MEET before you can be admitted into any of the schools accredited to study Aeronautical Engineering.

Before you can desire to study Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria, you must:

  • Score 200+ and above in JAMB.
  • Have at least 7 credits in your O’level result, including, English Language, Physics, and Mathematics.
  • You must be 16 years and above before the Admission deadline date or your admission will be forfeited.

This course is quite expensive, and going to study this course in an accredited higher institution means you’ll be going for practical too.

Cut Off Mark for Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria.

Between 200 – 250+.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has officially released the official Cut off Marks for all institutions, including Universities, Polytechnics, College of Education, etc.

However, the cut off mark for Aeronautical engineering in Nigerian universities is set between 200 – 250+ and above. To be on the safe side, try your possible best to score 250+ in your JAMB UTME.

WAEC Subject Combination for Aeronautical Engineering.

For you to be qualified to study Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at any Nigerian university offering the course, it is compulsory that you have at the very least, five (5) credit passes in the following subjects listed below.

  1. English Language.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. Physics.
  4. Chemistry.
  5. And other one science subject.

JAMB Subject Combination for Aeronautical Engineering

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is solely responsible for granting candidates admission into any higher institution in Nigeria. To be able to study Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in any NUC approved institution, here are the correct JAMB subject combinations for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Important Note: Note that its mandatory that candidates write a combined of four (4) subjects in JAMB. However, the JAMB board has made it mandatory that all candidates must sit for the USE OF ENGLISH. This means you can ONLY choose three subjects.

This is the correct JAMB Subject Combination for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering:

  1. Use of English.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. Physics.
  4. Chemistry.

Best Universities in Nigeria Offering Aeronautical Engineering.

Since this course is a bit difficult, the National Universities Commissions (NUC) have accredited only but a few universities to official offer Aeronautical Engineering as a course.

Here’s the list of Nigerian universities offering Aeronautical Engineering:

  • The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU).
  • Nigeria College of Aviation Technology,  Zaria, Kaduna State.

Is Aeronautical Engineering A Good Course To Study In Nigeria?


I would stand by this answer and define it any day, anywhere and any time. Studying Aeronautical engineering as a Nigerian is without a doubt, one of the most lucrative and employable majors out there. Because Nigerians are getting wealthy, people are becoming more friendly and are welcoming the idea of travelling within and outside the country through planes.

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