Top 10 Best Universities For Studying Engineering in Nigeria (2024)

Studying engineering in Nigeria can be one of the best career path one can take in life. Although, its among the highest paid profession in the country, there are top Nigerian universities where you can study engineering if you have passion for the course this 2024.


You might notice that Engineering is also a wide course that has a lot of branches such as electrical electronics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, etc, no wonder almost all universities in the country has a college, department or faculty of engineering that offers any of this courses.

In no particular order, below is a list of top 10 universities in Nigeria to study engineering with the best faculties this 2024.

Federal University of Technology, Minna

First on our list is the Federal University of Technology, Minna, also known as FUTMINNA.

This engineering school was established in 1983 and has churned out some of the best engineers we have in Nigeria today.

The university currently has 8 schools of engineering and also offers post graduate degrees.

Federal University of Technology, Akure

FUTA was established in 1981. This federal university was created to produce graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge of technologies available in the country.

In 2015, FUTA was rated the best university of technology in Nigeria according to Webometrics rankings.

It is also one of the institutions well equipped with various faculties of engineering there.

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

You can call this technological institution as the best engineering school to study at if you are located in the south eastern part of the country.

This particular university is located in Owerri, Imo state and is called FUTO. The truth is that the school is highly rated because of the kind of quality education provided at the schools various faculties and departments.

Practicals on various engineering courses are mostly carried out in this institution.

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Also known as LAUTECH, this top university boasts of having 6 faculties with a college. It was created in 1990 and is located in Ogbomosho in Oyo state.

It was rated by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in 2004/5 as the best state university in the country.

Oyo state University of Technology is also a preferred choice to consider if you want to choose a career in engineering.

Obafemi Awolowo University

If you are looking for a school that has great reputation both home and abroad, a university that has the best lecturers, state of the art facilities that will make studying easy and has even produced most of the important people we have in the Nigerian society, then OAU faculty of technology is highly rated as one of the top in Nigeria at the moment.

University of Ilorin

UNILORIN was founded in 1975 and is one of the best universities in Nigeria currently with Its engineering faculty that is top notch. It is located in Kwara state.

You can study other courses apart from other engineering courses there and they also offer Masters programme, Post graduate and also diploma courses.

University of Lagos

It is not a surprise that the University of Lagos located at Akoka has become a place where students especially JAMBITES apply to study engineering courses.

This is because UNILAG prides itself as one of the best as its great achievements in the engineering field speaks for itself.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

UNN as it is commonly called has produced the best graduates in the engineering field. It was created in 1955 but became operational in 1960.

It is also a top university to study engineering in Nigeria.

University of Benin

Last on our list on the best universities in Nigeria to study engineering is UNIBEN.

This federal school was founded in 1970 has a School of Biomedical Engineering Technology which works along with the school’s medical college.

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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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