Best Engineering Universities In Nigeria 2021


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Best Engineering Universities In Nigeria 2021
Posted on: March 22, 2020, 03:27:47 AM
Studying Engineering in school is one of my greatest triumph in life, and it's certainly what thousands of Nigerian students are really purposing. However, studying Engineering in a university doesn't actually make you an engineer; it's actually a weighty step towards it. It's just like: you can verily become a journalist without studying any course related to journalism in school; though it won't be as smooth as if you had.

In Nigeria, universities are esteemed higher than other institutions of learning. This makes it an inevitable choice to prospective undergrads. It nearest rival — the polytechnic, is basically a practical based learning system. While the university deals more of researches and theories, the polytechnic relies on projects and realized practicals.

Despite how lively the basic concept of a polytechnic is, polytechnics in Nigeria are underfunded, making it hard to compete favourably with the Universities, as such the disdain placed on it. To be frank, any well-informed applicant would leisurely chose a university over a polytechnic education, anytime, anywhere in Nigeria.

Before applying to study engineering in a university, it is important one understands what it really is. Engineering basically is the creative application of scientific facts, principles and knowledge towards designing structures, machines, and several other manufacturing processes. It's a paying career in Nigeria with the popular departments being:

  • » Electrical/ Electronics Engineering;
    » Mechanical Engineering
    » Civil Engineering
    » Mechatronics Engineering
    » Petroleum Engineering
    » Automobile Engineering
    » Marine Engineering
    » Chemical engineering
    » Computer engineering

Others are:

  • » Accounting Technology
    » Agricultural Engineering
    » Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
    » Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering
    » Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
    » Automobile Engineering
    » Automotive Engineering
    » Biomedical Engineering
    » Biotechnology
    » Civil Engineering/Hydrology
    » Computer and Communication Engineering
    » Computer Science and Engineering
    » Communication Technology
    » Communication Technology and Wireless Technology
    » Electrical Engineering
    » Electronics Engineering
    » Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering
    » Environmental Engineering
    » Environmental Technology
    » Food Engineering
    » Food Science and Technology
    » Food Science and Engineering
    » Gas Engineering
    » Glass Technology
    » Irrigation Engineering
    » Industrial Production and Engineering
    » Industrial Production Engineering
    » Information and Communication Technology Engineering
    » Materials Engineering
    » Mechatronics Engineering
    » Mechatronics and System Engineering
    » Mechanical/Production Engineering
    » Metallurgical and Material Engineering
    » Metallurgical Engineering
    » Meteorology
    » Mining Engineering
    » Petroleum Engineering
    » Petroleum and Gas Engineering
    » Polymer and Textile Engineering
    » Polymer Engineering
    » Production Engineering
    » Shipping and Maritime Technology
    » Software Engineering
    » Systems Engineering
    » Structural Engineering
    » Transportation and Management Technology
    » Telecommunication Engineering
    » Textile Science and Technology
    » Visual Arts and Technology
    » Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
    » Wood Production Engineering
    » Wood Products Engineering

Some of the best engineering universities are as follows [In no order of preference]:

Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

This popular university stays at the summit of this list not because of its popularity, but due to the fact that it fully deserves to be mentioned foremost.

Widely declared as the best engineering university in the country, FUTO was established by the federal government in 1980. The university has seven faculties but we are concerned about it's 'school of engineering and engineering technology', (SEET). Under the faculty, the following courses are offered:

  • » Agricultural and Bio Resources Engineering
    » Chemical Engineering
    » Civil Engineering
    » Electrical and Electronics ENgineering
    » Food Science and Technology
    » Material and Metallurgical Engineering
    » Mechanical Engineering
    » Mechatronics Engineering
    » Petroluem Engineering
    » Polymer and Textile Engineering

This institution was merged during it's early stages with Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri. It currently ranks as one of the best technology - oriented universities in Nigeria.

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Established in 1981, the Federal University of Technology, Akure is one of the federal universities of technology founded by the federal government in strategic regions of the country.

One of the early issues faced by the institution during it's inception was housing. It's location in Akure, the Ondo state capital, was erstwhile occupied by the state's federal polytechnic, an institution already grounded since 1977. The polytechnic was moved to Ado Ekiti, while full academic programmes in the university started in 1982. FUTA currently ranks as the seventeenth best university in Nigeria. The university which runs a multi campus system offers the following Engineering courses:

  • » Agricultural & Environmental Engineering
    » Computer Engineering
    » Civil & Environmental Engineering
    » Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    » Information & Communication Technology
    » Industrial & Production Engineering
    » Mechanical Engineering
    » Metallurgical & Material Engineering
    » Mining Engineering

Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)

FUTMINNA is a reputable post-secondary institution in Nigeria. Located in Bosso, Minna, the university had in 1983 occupied the facilities of former Government Teachers' College Bosso. This site of the university now serves as the Bosso campus, with a main campus located along Minna - Kataeregi - Bida Road, all in Niger state.

The institution's inaugural Vice-Chancellor was Professor J.O. Ndagi and served from 1983 to 1990. The university is the eleventh best in the country according to latest rankings. It offers the following engineering courses:

  • » Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering.
    » Chemical Engineering.
    » Civil Engineering.
    »Computer Engineering.
    » Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
    » Mechanical Engineering.
    » Mechatronics Engineering.
    » Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

University of Lagos (UNILAG)

The University of Lagos is second best university in Nigeria. The institution is so ranked due to its commitment towards research activities.

Due to its excellence, the university is a competitive one in terms of admission. UNILAG operates a multi campus system, and has three campuses in Akoka (main campus), Yaba (the School of Radiography), and Idi Araba (College of Medicine). The university enrolls more than 40,000 students yearly. The following engineering courses are offered there:

  • » Chemical Engineering
    » Computer Engineering
    » Civil Engineering
    » Electrical & Electronics Enginering
    » Mechanical Engineering
    » Surveying & Geoinformatic Engineering
    » Petroleum & Gas Engineering
    » Systems Engineering
    » Metallurgical & Material Engineering

The institution was established in 1962.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University is located at Ile- Ife, Osun State. The institution has one of the best facilities in Nigeria, like an unparalleled internet services.

OAU was established on the back of the first Nigerian university, University of Ife, established in 1948. This institution however became the Obafemi Awolowo University after a vote establishing the Provisional Council of the University was passed in 1961.
Engineering courses offered in OAU includes:

  • » Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
    » Computer Engineering
    » Material and Metallurgical Engineering
    » Chemical Engineering
    » Agricultural Engineering
    » Civil Engineering
    » Mechanical Engineering

The university is named in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka was established in 1955, and currently has four campuses – Nsukka (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN), Enugu (University of Nigeria Enugu campus, UNEC), Ituku-Ozalla (University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH) and Aba (University of Nigeria Aba campus, UNAC).

The institution's engineering faculty is widely considered one of the best in the country, with the department of electronics engineering being at the summit.

Engineering courses offered by UNN includes:

  • » Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering
    » Civil Engineering
    » Electrical Engineerig
    » Electronic Engineering
    » Mechanical Engineering
    » Metallurgical Material Engineering[/b]

    Several other universities worthy of mention are listed below. Most of them are among the cheapest universities in the country.

    • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
    • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
    • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
    • University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
    • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
    • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
    • Bauchi State University (BASU)
    • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
    • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
    • Caritas University (CARITAS)
    • Covenant University (CU).

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