10 Best Universities To Study Engineering in Nigeria (2024)

Are you a Nigerian student looking for the best university to study engineering courses? Since there are many engineering courses in Nigerian Universities today, you have to be specific about which you want to study. There are things to consider before picking up a form for admission. Also, take note if the school is accreditated by the NUC for any course you desire to study.

Applicants should also consider the years involved in studying a particular course, in this part of the world. In Nigeria, the least expected duration for an engineering course is five years for a Bachelor of Science Bsc, for Nigerian Universities. Nonetheless, the Nigerian polytechnic offers 2-4 years for Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma ONH/HND for any engineering course. Nigerian polytechnic tend to do more practical study than their university counterparts.


While many Nigerian Universities have added the faculty of engineering to their lists of other faculties to create more department in the respective facult, the number of students would be sure to increase adding to the existing number for other faculties and departments. An increase in population is a plus for the school already.

Here are the best schools to study any engineering course in Nigeria:


UNILAG ranks top as a leading school that offer engineering courses for students and also is among the best universities in Nigeria. Many criteria rank them first in the list. Amongst these are the number of facilities, faculties, departments, and accredited units the school can offer.

UNILAG was founded in the year 1962, The University of Lagos so far has more than 60,000 students in total, which includes both undergraduate and postgraduate students. UNILAG has over 12 faculties in general and is one of the best academic institutions to study engineering in Nigeria.


  • Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • School of Clinical Sciences
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • School of Dental Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Education
  • Institutes
  • centers
  • academic establishments
  • School of Clinical Sciences
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • School of Dental Sciences
  • Pharmacy


Here is the list of Engineering courses offered at Unilag

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering etc.


Akwa Ibom State University is one of the best state universities to study engineering in Nigeria. Founded in 2010, the school is also ranked among the best schools in Nigeria. They offer engineering courses, and the facility and learning environment of AKSU is up to standard. Aksu is located in the south-south region of Nigeria. Akwa Ibom State.

Aksu offers a postgraduate and undergraduate studies with about 10,000 students in all facilities. As the most recent state university in Nigeria, the school has about 8 accredited faculties in general.


  • Biological science
  • Engineering
  • Physical sciences
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Art
  • Social sciences
  • Management Science


List of engineering courses offered in AKSU:

  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical/petrochemical engineering
  • Marine Engineering


According to the 2022 World Universities Rankings, Covenant University is one of the top five universities in Nigeria. This distinction is merited. Recently, the privately-owned university has taken the lead in offering top-notch, campus engineering education to learners across Nigeria and other countries, replicating what is provided in industrialized nations.

There are seven departments in the institute of engineering and technology of Covenant University. The departments concerned are civil engineering, electrical and information engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and chemical engineering.

The college is adhering to the university’s objective of fostering the growth of up-and-coming heroes in all sectors of life, world-class engineers, and future leaders for a brighter future. Professors, senior academic staff members, and skilled technologists are among the college’s well-groomed teachers. For a quicker and more effective result, non-teaching staff might work with the academic staff of the college. The students can handle a range of engineering issues.


In 1948, the University of Ibadan was established as the first university in Nigeria. The University of Ibadan is ranked as the second-best university in Nigeria and one of the top engineering schools in the world by the World University Rankings.

The University of Ibadan is home to numerous colleges and schools, including the School of Engineering and Technology. Among the five engineering courses, their college offers are General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering.


Perhaps, one of Nigeria’s top institutions for studying engineering is the University of Nigeria, or UNN, which was established in 1955. Nigeria’s Enugu State is home to the town of Nsukka. One of Nigeria’s oldest universities, it has a reputable faculty, a sizable number of accomplished alumni, and a variety of study opportunities.

The Faculty of Engineering at UNN has a variety of departments that will give you in-depth analysis and a stress-free learning environment. In addition, UNN has connections to some of the greatest private engineering institutes in the nation and has built some of Nigeria’s best engineers. The institution offers engineering courses in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering.


Here is the list of Engineering courses at the Federal University of technology.

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

These are all available at the FUTA School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET).


FUTO is among the leading engineering school in Nigeria offering the following courses.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Petroleum engineering

One of FUTO’s selling points is that it offers a Petroleum Engineering course, one of the most popular engineering courses. It is not offered by all of the schools on this list.


The school is regarded as one of the best engineering schools in Nigeria

List of engineering courses

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical and electronics engineering


Iie-Ife University is owned by the federal government of Nigeria and is located in Sound state Nigeria. They offer both postgraduate and undergraduate study including the key engineering courses

  • Electrical and electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering etc…


UNIBEN has a well-structured engineering faculty with equipped facilities to run all engineering programs. UNIBEN offer all engineering program and is among the oldest school in Nigeria.


Some requirements would be needed before getting admitted, an applicant should possess a minimum of seven credits in he’s/her waec, while the school accepts combined results. The applicant should also have a minimum of Five to Seven credits including English and Math. Both for NECO and WAEC. Readers wanting to know more about all universities offering engineering courses in every field of study should take note of the information listed above.

Mfonobong Daniel

Daniel is an Editor on Nigerian Infopedia who craves for writing, researching and also watching soccer.

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