School Courses And Requirements

University To Study Petroleum Engineering And Requirements

Petroleum engineering is a lucrative course if one can land a job in an oil and gas company like Shell, Chevron, Petrogas, AGIP, Schlumberger, ExxonMobil , Nigerian Liquified and Natural Gas (NLNG), etc. Because of the candidates interested in this course, I will give you everything you need to know about petroleum engineering in Nigeria.

Studying the course in Nigerian universities takes five (5) because most engineering courses span five years. So, you have to prepare your mind for this duration of years before you can graduate. Pet eng is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to producing hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. Once you have graduated and secured a job, you must play a critical role in the company’s operations by managing oil- and gas-producing properties and identifying opportunities to improve their performance and profitability

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Petroleum Engineering

You must have at least five (5) SSCE credits to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and any one Science subject. However, Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Further Mathematics.

And for Direct entry candidates, you must have ‘A’ Level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

JAMB subject Combination: English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Top Nigerian University to Study Petroleum Engineering

The universities I will like to list are the ones that have good reputation in Nigeria and abroad and whose ranking are high globally.

  • University of Ibadan
  • Covenant University
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Benin
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • River State University of Technology
  • Niger Delta University
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources

Before you can gain admission into any of the schools above, you must meet the JAMB cut-off mark; in most cases, the cut-off mark is 200 for most of the schools.

It is also worth noting how much they earn after graduation. Entry-level salaries for this course in Nigeria range from N350,000 to N800,000. I know NLNG pays up to N700,000 for graduate trainees; Shell NG pays close to N550,000 for GA, ExxonMobil pays close to N600,000 monthly, etc. Generally, Oil and Gas firms pay a good salary for their employee. This isn’t a recent amount since the salary is subject to review

The course isn’t difficult if you work hard and put your best into it. You must graduate with at least second-class upper (2:1) to secure a job in any of the companies mentioned above because securing a job is competitive.

Lastly, the course isn’t difficult if you work hard and put your best into it. It is important I let you know that you must graduate with at least second class upper (2:1) for you to secure a job in any of the companies mention above because securing a job there is competitive.

Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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