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Top Competitive Engineering Courses In Nigeria In 2021

Competitive engineering courses in 2021

If you’re planning to study Engineering course, then that’s probably why you are here, right? In this article, you will find the list of top competitive Engineering courses in Nigeria.

It is not a secret thing that Engineers have the capability to transform imaginary products into real-world innovations. The demand for engineering is increasing as humanity’s knowledge and the quest for emerging technologies continue to expand. This is no doubt an indication of many possibilities for engineering in the future.

I refer anything which is very hard or popular to as competitive and that is why I am writing this article tilted top competitive Engineering courses in Nigeria in 2021.

If you want to earn lucrative as result of the education, then why are you chasing less competitive course? Meanwhile, as an Engineer, you shouldn’t look for simple things.

Without saying much more, let’s start looking at the competitive or hard engineering courses in Nigeria.

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Competitive Engineering Courses In Nigeria In 2021

The following are the list and explanation of top competitive Engineering courses in Nigeria in 2021:

  1. Petroleum Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Elecrical and Electronics Engineering (Elect-Elect)
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Industrial Engineering
  7. Agricultural Engineering
  8. Structural Engineering
  9. Building Engineering

Why Should People Study Competitive Engineering Course

Now below are the reasons why those Engineering courses listed above are very competitive or hard to study in Nigeria. Please read and let’s continue!

The reason why people study competitive courses in the faculty or school of Engineering is because that as an engineering graduated students, job will not scarce you.

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1. Petroleum and Gas Engineering

If we should say that what is the number one money generator for Nigerian Government and citizens, what is your answer?

Petroleum and Gas Engineering is the most competitive course in Nigeria now. The reason is that most students want to study it.

Hence, studying Petroleum and Gas Engineering will not be in vain in either abroad or Nigeria today and the future.

2. Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is one of the top competitive Engineering courses in Nigeria in 2021.

It is one of the lucrative courses in Nigeria as well because the standard of living of the student who studied any branch of Computer Engineering is different from others.

Statistics shows that it’s 35% of the candidates who applied for admission in 2020 is Computer Engineering aspirant.

If you’ve passion to study Computer Engineering, then do. Please don’t think about your friends who’re choosing less than course because your own is different.

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3. Elecrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Elect-Elect) deals with power supply for home and offices as its name implies.

For this year (2021), Elect-Elect is one of the competitive courses in Nigeria and the student who with determination study it in any type of school, his/her life will never fade.

More clarification on Elecrical and Electronics Engineering

Is Elecrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering different? If yes, then what is their difference.

That is the frequently question I always get asked. The answer is too short and it’s:

Electrical Engineering is a course on its own and the student who study it is studying only Electrical.

Electronics Engineering is another course on its own as well and any person who study it is only studying electronics stuff while Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a different course on its own.

That is, student who study Elect-Elect is studying two stuffs (Elecrical and Electronics) at a time.

4. Civil Engineering

No matter how hard is the money difficult to earn, there is still construction in Nigeria and as a result of that, Civil Engineers must be invited for supervising.

From what I have explained above, can you understand why Civil Engineering is very competitive? Believe it or not, Civil Engineering is a goal.

5. Mechanical Engineering

In old days when I got kid brain, I thought that those who study mechanical Engineering can repair motor and machine while not knowing that some of them cannot even repair their lamp.

Don’t think like I was but note that mechanical engineer deals with the scientific invention of machines for human conviniency.

Mechanical Engineering is a branch of Engineering that deals with the making of useful tools scientifically like motor, motorcycle, etc we’re using.

6. Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is an engineering profession that is concerned with the optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations by developing, improving and implementing integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy and materials.

Source: Wikipedia.

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7. Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering is the brach of engineering which deals with the survival of plants and animals.

Farming is another source of money for some Nigerians, hence, being an Agricultural engineer can be helpful if you decide to penetrate to Agriculture a little.

8. Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering is concerned with the study of designing. Every place you go in Nigeria presently, people want to do this which has a very structural design, right?

Individual (person), organization and Government like to hire a skilled structural Engineering when they have something (e.g, building, sign board, vehicle, etc) to design.

That is to say that structural Engineering is one of the competitive courses in Nigeria right now.

9. Building Engineering

Building Engineering deals with the construction of houses and offices only. engineers don’t construct road but Civil Engineers.

This branch of Engineering and structural engineering work in hand to hand.

For example, it’s after the construction has been done by building engineers before structural engineer come for designing.

It is of the top competitive Engineering courses in Nigeria in this year (2021) and the student who learn it will earn money in a lucrative way.

10. Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is a branch of Engineering that deals with the production, maintenance and uses of chemicals.

We have different types of chemical, right? Do note that it’s chemical engineers produced and brought how to use and maintain them to our notice.

Without Pharmacist and the additional work of chemical engineering, there would be no chemical drugs like Panadol (common example) in the world.


All Engineering courses are good but the ones listed here above are the ones that are competitive in Nigeria in this year.

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