List of Science Courses Offered in Nigerian Polytechnics & Requirements (2024)

The Nigerian polytechnics where science courses can be studied are some of the most sort after tertiary institutions in the country. In fact, the second choice for most students after a university is a polytechnic. Since Federal and state owned universities are mostly competitive, only a handful get admitted into these schools. Other candidates, run to polytechnics and colleges of education in a bid to get admitted and study science courses in Nigeria.


Although, admission into a Nigerian polytechnic isn’t difficult, the science courses that are offered in these schools are kind of demanding especially when you don’t have the passion for academics and the practicals involved when you get admitted into any of the science departments.

There are also academic requirements for studying science courses in any Nigerian polytechnic that must be met or fulfilled before you can even gain admission into the school of your choice. You would need to have completed your secondary education and have a minimum of 5 credit passes in your O-Level.

In this post, we list all science courses in Nigerian Polytechnics and their SSCE/NECO and UTME requirements to study any of these science courses in the country.


  1. Agricultural Technology
  2. Agricultural Engineering/Technology.
  3. Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering/Technology.
  4. Animal Health and Production Tech.
  5. Architectural Technology.
  6. Arts and Design.
  7. Arts and Industrial Design.
  8. Building Technology.
  9. Chemical Engineering Technology.
  10. Petroleum Engineering Technology.
  11. Petroleum and Gas Processing.
  12. Civil Engineering Technology.
  13. Computer Science.
  14. Computer Engineering.
  15. Aircraft Engineering Technology.
  16. Explosive Ordinance Technology.
  17. Dental Technology.
  18. Dental Therapy.
  19. Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology.
  20. Estate Management and Valuation.
  21. Fashion Design and Clothing Technology.
  22. Food Technology.
  23. Forestry Technology.
  24. Horticultural Technology.
  25. Horticulture and Landscape Technology.
  26. Foundry Engineering Technology.
  27. Fisheries Technology.
  28. Hospitality Management.
  29. Glass/Ceramics Technology.
  30. Geological Technology.
  31. Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  32. Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
  33. Marine Engineering Technology.
  34. Boat and Ship Building Engineering Technology.
  35. Water Resources Engineering Technology.
  36. Nautical Science.
  37. Metallurgical Engineering Technology.
  38. Mineral Resources Engineering Technology.
  39. Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology.
  40. Nutrition and Dietetics.
  41. Prosthetics/Orthotics Technology.
  42. Orthopedic Cast Technology.
  43. Printing Technology.
  44. Quantity Surveying.
  45. Polymer Technology.
  46. Science Laboratory Technology.
  47. Leather Technology.
  48. Textiles Technology.
  49. Wood and Paper Technology.
  50. Industrial Maintenance Engineering Technology.
  51. Industrial Safety and Environmental Engineering Technology.
  52. Wildlife and Eco-Tourism.
  53. Surveying and Geo-Informatics.
  54. Cartography and Geographic Information System.
  55. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  56. Welding and Fabrication Technology.
  57. Pharmaceutical Technology.
  58. Optometry.
  59. Medical Imaging Technology.
  60. Biomedical Engineering Technology.

Here’s a comprehensive list of the most common science courses offered in Nigerian polytechnics, categorized by broad field:


  • Applied Physics
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Meteorology
  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Surveying and Geoinformatics


  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Health and Production
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fisheries Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Public Health Technology


  • Geology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering


  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering


  • Architecture
  • Building Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Textile Technology


Gaining entry into these dynamic institutions requires meeting specific criteria. Generally, you’ll need:

  • Five O’Level credits in relevant science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English Language are common requirements. Check the specific program you’re interested in for any additional subject needs.
  • JAMB UTME score: This standardized test assesses your knowledge in relevant subjects. Aim for a score that meets the cut-off point for your chosen program and institution.
  • Post-UTME screening: Some polytechnics conduct their own internal tests to further assess your suitability for the program.

For detailed and up-to-date information, dive into the official websites of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB): and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE):

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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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