Top 10 Universities To Study Engineering In Nigeria

As we take a cursory look at the best universities in Nigeria to study engineering courses, we will focus our attention at the top 10 which will rightfully receive the first mentions as far as technology is concerned in the country.

Top 10 Universities To Study Engineering In Nigeria

Engineering involves the detailed and dynamic application of the principles of science and mathematics to solve real world problems in order to achieve practical goals such as in the design and construction of buildings and engines, as well as bridges, tunnels, large gas pipelines, etc.

In Nigeria today, there are quite a number of universities which offer engineering courses, doing so with excellence as their watchword but there are some schools which you must not overlook in your quest as a prospective student when you want to study these courses, and it will help you a great deal if you considered these engineering universities as your first choice.

The field of engineering is very dynamic and divided into four main branches in Nigeria, and they are: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering as well as electrical and electronics engineering. Apart from the main four mentioned, there are also other branches such as petroleum engineering, aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, computer engineering (not to be confused with computer science), and so on.

With a variety of engineering courses to choose from, especially from among the four main branches aforementioned, we shall now see in detail the universities that come out tops when you want to consider studying any course in this very lucrative field in the country presently.

LIST OF TOP 10 BEST UNIVERSITIES TO STUDY ENGINEERING COURSES IN NIGERIA

Below are the 10 best engineering schools in Nigeria this 2020 in no particular order:

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI (FUTO)

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) is one of the best and most popular engineering and technology schools in Nigeria currently. It is also one of the most prestigious in the business of imparting engineering knowledge in Nigeria today. This university, located in the Imo State capital was established in 1980 and since inception, it has consistently set the bar as far as engineering excellence is concerned in Nigeria.

If you are a prospective student and you want to study engineering, one school that you should have at the top of your list is FUTO as they are very good at imparting technological knowledge, while also undertaking practicals and projects to match what has been taught in the classroom.

Courses offered at FUTO School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) include the following:

  • Agriculture and Bio-Rsources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Polymer and Textile Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering, and
  • Petroleum Engineering.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE (FUTA)

Another excellent school when it comes to engineering and technology in Nigeria is the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). This University was established in 1981 and it is located in the capital city of Ondo State. Its School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) has attracted top students from far and near to learn from one of the best tertiary education institutions in the country as far as this field is concerned.

As a prospective engineering student, you should also consider attending FUTA in order to master your field really well. Courses offered at FUTA include the following:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, and
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MINNA (FUTMINNA)

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, often widely regarded as FUTMINNA, is another excellent engineering and technology school in Nigeria that observes some of the best academic practices when you talk about engineering in the country. The school was established in 1983 and it is situated in the Niger State capital.

Over the years, the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) at FUTMINNA has trained some of the best engineers in the country and they continue to do so with consistency even in recent times. Engineering courses offered at this university include:

  • Agriculture and Bio-resources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering.

LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO (LAUTECH)

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a state university in Oyo State, and it is located in Ogbomoso, one of the major towns there. The school was established in 1990 and it is one of the best technology schools in the country where one can study engineering.

Courses offered at the Faculty of Engineering, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso include:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering, and
  • Mechanical Engineering.

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (RSUST)

The Faculty of Engineering started with the establishment of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt in 1980. This engineering faculty used to exist as a College of Science and Technology but has since become a full fledged Faculty of Engineering. It is one of the best technology schools in the country where engineering can be studied.

The Faculty of Engineering at RSUST has 7 departments which are:

  • Agriculture and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering Philosophy

ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (ESUT)

Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) was established in 1979 and it is located at Agbani in Enugu. This state university is a school that is among the very best in the country where you can study engineering.

Engineering courses at Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) include:

  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical/Production Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI (COOU)

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli was known as Anambra State University. It was established in the year 2000 and has grown to become one of the best state universities in Nigeria in recent times. The Faculty of Engineering at the Uli campus of the school is one of the best in the country and students who are admitted for any of the engineering programmes take their study seriously, showing maximum concentration with the view of being counted as some of the best at the end of their stay in school.

Engineering Courses offered at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli Campus include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Electronics Engineering, and
  • Mechanical Engineering.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, EFFURUN (FUPRE)

This is the first Petroleum university in Africa. The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun is located in Delta State. It was established in 2007 as a specialized university to produce manpower and expertise for the oil and gas sector and as such, sees the training of highly skilled engineers. If you want to become a Petroleum engineer in the country, you should consider this school along with the likes of FUTO and the others that offer the course so that you can be schooled by some of the best hands in the field. That said, engineering courses offered at FUPRE include:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering, and
  • Mechanical Engineering.

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (UNN)

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and it ranks for almost every course that it offers. This university was established in 1955 and its main campus is located in Nsukka, Enugu State. Studying engineering here is a dream come true for many and this is because of the high standards that UNN is known for as far as education in Nigeria is concerned.

Engineering Courses offered at UNN include:

  • Agriculture and Bio-Resources Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Material Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (UNILAG) 

Another top university that consistently ranks as one of the best in almost every field. The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka is a place to be if you want to study engineering in Nigeria. This university, since inception in 1962, has always been known for excellence and that excellence is also evident in its engineering faculty. If you are a prospective student and you want to study any course in engineering, your list is not complete if UNILAG is not in it.

Engineering courses offered at UNILAG are:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Surveying and Geo-Informatics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering.

Other worthy top engineering university mentions include:

  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU Zaria).

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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  1. Universities of technology are great to study Engineering. University of Ibadan is one of the best places to study engineering. This is because I have has dealings with people who studied engineering in the school. Engineering is under the faculty of technology at the school.

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