UNIJOS Department of Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirement 2024/2025

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Mechanical Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology at the University of Jos.

 It is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIJOS  to carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.


What became the University of Jos was established in November 1971 from the elite campus of the University of Ibadan.

The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students, and the first Bachelor of Arts degree program began in October 1973. In October 1975, the military government under General Murtala Mohammed established the Unijos as a separate institution.

The first Vice-Chancellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976, with 575 students spreading over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences, and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977.

By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established, and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences were separated.

In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Mechanical Engineering;

You Require

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, and any other Science subject.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • UNIJOS, OSUSTECH, and UNILAG require an ‘O’ Level credit pass in Further Mathematics.

JAMB Subject Combination

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combinations needed to study Mechanical Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology in the above Universities include;

Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Mechanical Engineering if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You Require

(i) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes from Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

(ii) ND upper credit, NCE technical, and HND in Mech. Engineering.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIJOS for the 2024/2025 session should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have a score of a minimum of  180 and above in your JAMB result.


We hope that this article is helpful to all aspirants and students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS). We are sure to update this article should the school authority make any changes.

We wish you the best of luck.

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