Top 6 Best Polytechnics to Study Engineering in Nigeria (2024)

To study engineering in a polytechnic in Nigeria over a university is better because polytechnics require less JAMB score to enroll and they have more equipment for engineering practical classes.


This article exposes the 6 best polytechnics to study engineering courses in the country as rated by students and graduates alike including research and quality of training facilities in these schools.

Top 6 Best Polytechnics to Study Engineering in Nigeria are:

Yaba College of Technology

First on the list is Yaba College of Technology or YCT. This poly was founded in 1947 and has become one of the leading educational institutions in the country where you can earn your of Engineering degrees.

Apart from this, Yaba College of Technology hold the record of being the first higher institution in Nigeria to stage a centre for Real Entrepreneurship Development, with affiliations to major players in commerce and industry.

YCT is made of 8 schools, about 64 accredited programmes for both ND and HND academic levels. You can also study professional courses at YABATECH.

Whichever Engineering courses you choose to study at this poly, the degree awarded are the National Diploma and the Higher National Diploma.

List of Engineering Departments at YABATECH:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bioenvironmental, Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Industrial Maintenance Engineering,
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Mechatronics Engineering,
  • Metallurigical Engineering,
  • Welding and Fabrication Engineering,

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro is one of the best Federal Polytechnics in the country to study engineering also. Infact, it is one of the most equipped schools where technical practical courses thrives.

Over 13 years of its existence, the academic standard of the school has not fallen but has improved. No wonder science students prefer this poly to others when choosing their prefered school of choice during JAMB registration.

The Faculty of Engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro offer the following degrees currently:

  • ND and HND Computer Engineering
  • ND and HND Civil Engineering
  • ND and HND Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • ND and HND Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun

PTI was officially established in 1973, as one of the engineering institutions in Nigeria to train enouigh man power technically to meet-up the ever growing demands in the oil and gas sector in the country and the West African subregion at large.

Apart from the normal ND and HND certificates, the institute has been equipped to cater for the needs of students in terms of practical.

Below are some of the major ND courses at PTI:

  • Petroleum & Natural Gas Processing (PNGPD)
  • Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology (ISET)
  • Petroleum Marketing and Business Studies (PMBS)
  • Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (PEG)
  • Electrical Engineering (EED)
  • Welding and Offshore Technology (DWOT)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MED)

Auchi Polytechnic

Auchi Polytechnic is another good federal polytechnic in Nigeria that provides excellent training in Engineering at the moment. As of writing this post, the number of registered students in AUCHI POLY is eight thousand students.

This poly is cited in Edo State and is considered as one of the top schools for JAMB students who find it difficult to enter the university. Just like other academic institutions listed here, the inclusion of entreprenueral programmes offered has been added to all courses offered at the institution.

You can study these engineering courses at Auchi Polytechnic below:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Technology (Electronics and Power options)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production and Power options)
  • Agriculture Engineering Technology

Federal Polytechnic, Nekede

This federal poly is located at Nekede in Imo State. This is the best polytechnic in the south east where students are trained to be professionals in technical courses.

As part of their objectives, the school is involved in providing studies, training, research and the development of techniques in the applied arts and sciences, technology, management, commerce and other fields of learning and organizing conferences, seminars, study groups and public lectures aimed at disseminating knowledge and to enlighten the public.

Some of the nekede courses offered at the Polytechnic for Engineering include:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering

Kaduna Polytechnic

Kaduna Poly has alaways been a pioneer in excellent training or Engineers in the country.  National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are available at the school.

Some Kaduna Polytechnic courses are not accredited but the following Engineering courses has been approved:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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