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JAMB Subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering 2024/2025: Petroleum engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the exploration, production, and management of oil and gas resources. Petroleum engineers design and operate systems that extract, process, transport, and store petroleum products. Petroleum engineering is a highly competitive and lucrative field that requires a strong background in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering principles.

If you are interested in studying petroleum engineering in any accredited Nigerian university, you need to know the JAMB subject combination for petroleum engineering, as well as the O’level and direct entry requirements. In this blog post, we will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your JAMB UTME and direct entry registration for petroleum engineering in 2024/2025.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering 2024/2025

The JAMB UTME subject combination for petroleum engineering consists of four subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. You need to score at least 180 in your JAMB UTME to be eligible for admission into any university offering petroleum engineering in Nigeria. However, some universities may have higher cut-off marks, so you need to check the specific requirements of your preferred institution before applying.

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The JAMB UTME syllabus for petroleum engineering covers topics such as:

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  • English Language: Comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, oral English, summary, and literature.
  • Mathematics: Number and numeration, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and probability.
  • Physics: Measurement and units, motion, force and equilibrium, work and energy, heat and temperature, waves and sound, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and practical physics.
  • Chemistry: Atomic structure and periodic table, chemical bonding and structure, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, states of matter and solutions, acids and bases, electrochemistry and redox reactions, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and practical chemistry.

You can download the JAMB UTME syllabus for petroleum engineering from the official JAMB website or use the JAMB CBT practice software and app to prepare for your exam.

O’Level Requirements for Petroleum Engineering 2024/2025

To study petroleum engineering in Nigeria, you need to have at least five (5) credits in your O’level results (WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). The compulsory subjects are:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Any one Science subject (Biology or Agricultural Science)

You can use either one or two sittings to combine your O’level results. However, some universities may not accept two sittings or may have specific combinations of subjects. Therefore, you need to check the JAMB brochure for the remarks/waiver for petroleum engineering before applying.

Direct Entry Requirements for Petroleum Engineering 2024/2025

If you have a higher qualification than O’level, such as A’level (IJMB or Cambridge), ND (National Diploma), HND (Higher National Diploma), or NCE (Nigeria Certificate in Education), you can apply for direct entry admission into petroleum engineering. The direct entry requirements vary depending on the type of qualification you have. Generally speaking, you need to have:

  • A’level: Two or three A’level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • ND/HND: Upper credit or distinction in Petroleum Engineering or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • NCE: Credit or merit in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
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You also need to register for JAMB direct entry and choose the university offering petroleum engineering as your first choice. You may be required to write a screening test or an interview by the university before being admitted.

List of Universities Offering Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria

According to the JAMB brochure, there are 18 universities offering petroleum engineering in Nigeria as of 2023/2024. They are:

  • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
  • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI)
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE)
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  • Gregory University Uturu (GUU)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Igbinedion University Okada (IUO)
  • Madonna University Elele (MU)
  • Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt (RSUST)
  • Technical University Ibadan (TECH-U)

You can check the admission requirements, tuition fees, and other details of these universities on their official websites or on the JAMB portal.

Conclusion

Petroleum engineering is a challenging and rewarding course that can open up many opportunities for you in the oil and gas industry. However, you need to meet the JAMB subject combination for petroleum engineering, as well as the O’level and direct entry requirements, to be admitted into any university offering petroleum engineering in Nigeria. You also need to study hard and score high in your JAMB UTME and direct entry exams to increase your chances of getting your desired course and institution.

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We hope this blog post has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We wish you all the best in your academic pursuits.

FAQs

What is the duration of petroleum engineering in Nigeria?

The duration of petroleum engineering in Nigeria is five years for UTME candidates and four years for direct entry candidates.

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What is the salary of a petroleum engineer in Nigeria?

The salary of a petroleum engineer in Nigeria depends on the level of experience, qualification, and employer. According to the [Nigeria Salary Scale], the average salary of a petroleum engineer in Nigeria is about N500,000 per month.

What are the career opportunities for a petroleum engineer in Nigeria?

A petroleum engineer in Nigeria can work in various sectors of the oil and gas industry, such as exploration, production, drilling, reservoir, pipeline, refining, petrochemical, and environmental. Some of the potential employers include:

– Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
– Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
– Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)
– ExxonMobil Nigeria
– Total Nigeria Plc
– Addax Petroleum
– Oando Plc
– Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
– Dangote Refinery
– Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)

What are the challenges of studying petroleum engineering in Nigeria?

Some of the challenges of studying petroleum engineering in Nigeria include:

– Inadequate facilities and equipment in some universities
– High tuition fees and cost of living in some locations
– Limited admission slots and quota system
– Competitive and rigorous admission process
– Security and safety issues in some regions
– Environmental and social impacts of oil and gas activities

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