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Engineering Courses: Petroleum Engineering,mechanical, and Other Related Courses

 Engineering Courses: Petroleum Engineering,mechanical, Chemical, Civil Engineering And Petroleum & Gas Engineering: Jamb And SSCE Subjects Required

Petroleum Engineering and petroleum and gas engineering is all about production of fuels that will end producing energy required to raise the human standard of living. It requires exploration, Innovation, and teamwork within the people involved in it. The people who study it have to find out where oil and gas reservoirs are, evaluate them for drilling, collection surface design and construction, and recovery sake.

People who are into this must have sufficiently the knowledge in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Geology, and even Biology.

Another thing about petroleum engineering is that it is consist of works from other  different fields in engineering; fields such as: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering. These fields are also studied under the same faculty, Engineering in any tertiary school institutions they are being handled.

Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical or petrochemical Engineering are under or studied under the Faculty of Engineering in tertiary school institutions such as Universities, Polytechnics, and College of Education.

Petroleum Engineering

As seen in the above paragraphs, and knowing the essence of school, Petroleum Engineering as a course which is studied in tertiary school institutions by aspiring students who want to develop and improve their engineering skills for their career sake.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering as course will train aspired students who wants or wishes  to study it on designing, developing, building, testing, and repairing of machines and it's components for better utility by humans. According to Michigan Tech, it's one of the broadest disciplines in engineering as is concerned or deals with with anything that moves from components to machines and even to human bodies. Mechanical Engineering in connection to Petroleum Engineering is the development and repairments of machines required to carry out Petroleum Engineering tasks.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering as a course will train and develop students who are in to it on how to design, produce, transport, and transform energy and materials into useful products that will increase the standard of living. It will also enlighten the students on other things that is involved in it; letting the students know what to expect and what not to. At this point, you could have a clear view of why it's connected with Petroleum Engineering; crude oil is an example of transformation of fuel that is done using some machines, techniques, and methods.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering as a course will train students on all the things that is concerned with it, beginning with letting them know that civil engineering is all about designing and developing infrastructures such as bridges, roads, dams, tunnels, oil facilities and more.


To Study this courses in Nigerian Universities, You will need an olevel result from SCCE examinations such as WAEC and NECO. Not only an O level result, but a UTME result as well. UTME is an examination that test you based on your elective subjects, and UTME is an exams conducted by the body known as Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

The subjects and  the required result for SSCE and WASSCE examination are as follows:


English Language





Two other Science Subjects and One Trade.

The grades must not be below Credits - C, especially in the first five 5 subjects mentioned above as you can still proceed to study the courses in tertiary schools with just them.

For UTME, it usually requires three (3) to four (4) subjects which are usually chosen as elective subjects. The subjects are written all together to attain scores from 1 to 400. The subjects required to study this course in the university, polytechnic, or college of education are:




Aim at scoring 180, 200 and above, as the cut off mark set by jamb varies in the tertiary institutions mentioned above in Nigeria.