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Marine engineering course requirements & Maritime academies in Nigeria

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Marine engineering in Nigeria

If you wish to study Marine engineering, among the first questions you might want to ask are which schools offer Marine Engineering in Nigeria. That is, Maritime schools (maritime academies) in Nigeria, course requirements, etc.

In this post, I want to share with you some information you need about Marine engineering in Nigeria:

  1. What is marine engineering?
  2. Requirements to study marine engineering
  3. Universities in Nigeria that offer marine engineering
  4. Maritime schools/academies in Nigeria

First, what is Marine engineering all about?

What is Marine Engineering?

Wikipedia explanation of marine engineering will suffice:

Marine engineering includes the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure, as well as oceanographic engineering. Specifically, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and on-board systems and oceanographic technology. It includes but is not limited to power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems for marine vehicles of any kind, such as surface ships and submarines.

O’level, JAMB, and DE requirements to study Marine Engineering in Nigeria

  • Credit passes in SSCE (eg. WAEC, NECO, GCE) including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject
  • Score at least the minimum cutoff mark (for your school) for marine engineering in JAMB/UTME Examination.
  • JAMB subject combination for marine engineering for most schools: English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Meet other O’Level or  Direct entry requirements for marine engineering, depending on the school you choose.

List Of Schools that offer Marine Engineering In Nigeria

  1. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE)
  2. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  3. Akwa Ibom State University Of Science and Technology (AKUTECH)
  4. Rivers State University Of Science and Technology (RSUST)

Maritime schools/academies to study Marine Engineering in Nigeria

  1. Stars Maritime Academy (SMA) Lagos
  2. Merchant Navy Maritime Academy (NNMA)
  3. Marine Academy Of Nigeria, Oron
  4. Global Maritime Academy Nigeria (GMAN)
  5. Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu, Delta State, Nigeria
  6. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos
  7. Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria.

Note: Please make sure to verify with the school of your choice before applying for Marine engineering with the school. Also, verify the information on this post before acting based on it.

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