To study Building in any accredited university or polytechnic in Nigeria, here is the Jamb and Waec subject combination and requirements you need to look out for.
Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.
The UTME Subjects includes;
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS (UTME)
(i) ABU requires Mathematics, Physics plus any one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Biology and Technical Drawing.
(ii) FUTMINNA requires Physics, Mathematics and any one from Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Economics or Art
Five (5) WASSC credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any one of Geography, Economics, Arts and Technical
drawing. For holders of NTC, the other relevant subjects could be Introduction to Building Construction, Bricklaying, Concreting, Walls, Floors
and Ceiling Finishing, Building/Engineering Drawing, Joinery,
Carpentry, Gas, Steam Work and Bronze Welding, Cold/Hot Water
Supply, Sanitation and Drainage.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS (WASSC)
(i) AAU Chemistry is not compulsory.
(ii) ABU requires five (5) ‘0’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and Physics plus any two (2) of Chemistry, Biology, Fine Arts or Technical Drawing, Economics and Further Mathematics.
(iii) CALEB requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or equivalents in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two (2) of Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry and Geography.
(iv) FUTA – the fifth (5th) subject should be any one of Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Building Construction and Technical Drawing.
(v) UNIJOS accepts ‘A’ level passes and at not more than of two (2) sittings in Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry or both and at least two (2) ‘O’ level credit passes from Building Construction, Land Surveying, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Economics, Additional Mathematics, Geography including English Language.
(vi) UNILAG – the fifth (5th) subject should be one of Technical Drawing, Building Construction or Economics.
(vii) MAUTECH requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics, and any other two (2) subjects from Building Construction, Geography, Economics, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology,
Chemistry, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting/Electrical installation and Maintenance work/Block laying, Brick laying and concrete work, painting and decoration.
(viii) OAU accepts any one of Additional Mathematics, Biology, Building Construction and Land Surveying in addition to the listed options.
(ix) FUTMINNA requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two (2) from Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Fine Arts,
Technical Drawing, Building Construction, Biology.
Direct Entry Requirements
‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) UNIJOS accepts;
a) ND/HND with a GPA not less than 3.50 in Building or Civil Engineering for the 200 level.
b) ND lower credit in Building Engineering, and other appropriate programmes plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, and English Language
(ii) MAUTECH accepts Pass at HND level or ND at Lower credit level in Building or any relevant discipline
(iii) IMSU and OAU accept candidates with ND/HND (Upper credit) in relevant fields into 200/300 level provided they satisfy the following:
(a) ND course must include Mathematics at ND II level;
(b) Have equivalent of ‘A’ level in Mathematics.
(iv) BAUCHI, MAUTECH and FUTMINNA accept ND/HND lower credit in relevant courses in addition to UTME requirements.
(v) UNIUYO accepts ND (upper credit) and HND (lower credit).
(vi) AAU accepts ‘O’ level pass in Chemistry. ND/HND in relevant
(vii) UNIJOS would admit the holders of ND in Building Engineering,
and other appropriate disciplines with passes at Lower Credit level and above plus credit pass in Mathematics, Physics, English Language listed in
(viii) ABU accepts:
(a) ‘A’ level /IJMB passes in Mathematics and Physics plus any one of Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Geography.
(b) ND in Building with Upper Credit from accredited Institution.
(c) HND in Building with lower credit from accredited institution.
(ix) CALEB accepts holders of National Diploma (ND) will be
considered for admission to Years II provided they satisfy the following:
(a) they must score not less than upper credit or 60% overall average in the ND examination.
(b) in addition, they must also obtain in not more than two sittings at least five credit in the Senior Certificate or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics and Physics and any two subjects from Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Further Mathematics and Biology. Holders of other qualifications such as HSC, GCE, A’ level will
be considered for 200 level
(x) FUTA accepts:
(a) ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics at one sitting.
(b) ND in Building, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering with Upper Credit from accredited Institution.
(c) Any additional pass in Chemistry, Geography or Economics may be an advantage.
(xi) UNILAGOS accepts;
(a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.
(b) HND/OND (Distinction) in Building /Quantity Surveying into 300/200 levels.
(c) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirements.