Petroleum engineering course requirements, schools, salary, etc. in Nigeria

Petroleum engineering is one of the most lucrative courses to study in oil producing country like Nigeria. However, before you jump into  petroleum engineering, it might interest you to note that chemical engineering is perhaps a much better opportunity because chemical engineering is much broader than  petroleum engineering. What this means that for someone who studied  petroleum engineering, you are very much restricted to  petroleum engineering jobs. But someone in chemical engineering  field has much more options.

With that said, here are few things to note about chemical engineering.

Below is list of schools offering petroleum engineering In Nigeria. Those schools are among the best places you can study petroleum engineering in Nigeria. However, you may dig in deeper to find other schools. Also not that this list is not ranked in any way.

Best universities in Nigeria to study petroleum engineering

  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  • Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  • University Of Uyo
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  • Madonna University, Okija

What are the course on list petroleum engineering Nigeria, and subjects needed to study petroleum engineering? See petroleum engineering requirements.

Subjects needed to study petroleum engineering in Nigeria

  • Use of English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry

In addition to the above five JAMB subjects needed to study petroleum engineering in Nigeria, at least a credit pass in biology in your O’Level (WAEC, NECO, GCE, or its equivalent) will be great.

Polytechnics that offer petroleum engineering in Nigeria

Please see the list of polytechnics in Nigeria that offer engineering courses and the engineering courses they offer. There are more universities in Nigeria that offer engineering courses than the polytechnics. One of the reasons behind this is that most polytechnics don’t have the financial capacity to establish standard engineering laboratory, equipment, etc.

Petroleum engineering salary in Nigeria

How much a petroleum engineer earn in Nigeria varies. However, as you would expect, the salary is very high and they should be among the highest paid professionals in Nigeria give the fact they they mostly work in oil and gas companies and oil and gas servicing firms. The bottom line is that they are at the top of the ladder when compared with other professions in Nigeria.

So, what is your move about the course? If you are looking for the best university in Nigeria to study petroleum engineering, see the list above. One of the popular ones is federal university of petroleum resources Effurun , in Warri, Delta state.

Note that petrochemical engineering schools does not necessarily offer petroleum engineering courses. It is more of chemical engineering.

Best engineering courses in Nigeria

If you still want to learn more about engineering careers in Nigeria, job opportunities for engineers in Nigeria and other similar info, please read this post: Best engineering courses in Nigeria

Arinze Anakor

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