List of Nigerian Universities That Offer software Engineering

Software Engineering as a course is concerned with the maintenance and creation of software.

Studying Software Engineering in Nigerian universities is four (4) years.

Software Engineering is a good and lucrative course to study in Nigeria. There are many opportunities for Software Engineering graduates within and outside the country.

Federal, State and Private universities in Nigeria offer Software Engineering degree programmes.

This post contains the list of accredited universities for Software Engineering programmes in Nigeria.

Also, you will see the JAMB UTME and O’level requirements for Software Engineering.

I would love to hear from you in the comment section. Ask me your questions. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Federal Universities That Offer Software Engineering in Nigeria

Here is the list of Software Engineering universities that offer Software Engineering as a course in Nigeria;

SNFederal University Offering Software EngineeringState
1Bayero University Kano (BUK)Kano State
2Federal University DutseJigawa State
3Federal University, Dustin-MaKastina State
4Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)Ondo State
5Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)Imo State
This table contains the list of Federal Universities in Nigeria offering Software Engineering.

State Universities That Offer Software Engineering in Nigeria

Here is the list of State universities that offer Software Engineering as a course in Nigeria;

SNState University Offering Software EngineeringState
1Gombe State University of Science and TechnologyGombe State
2Technical University, IbadanOyo State
3University of Delta, Agbor (UNIDEL)Delta State
4Delta State University of Science and Technology, OzoroDelta State
This table contains the list of State Universities in Nigeria offering Software Engineering

Private Universities That Offer Software Engineering in Nigeria

Here is the list of Private universities that offer Software Engineering as a course in Nigeria;

SNPrivate University Offering Software EngineeringState
1Admiralty University of NigeriaDelta State
2Ahman Pategi UniversityKwara State
3Al-Hikmah UniversityKwara State
4Al-Qalam UniversityKastina State
5American University of NigeriaAdamawa State
6Augustine University, IlaraLagos State
7Ave Maria UniversityNasarawa State
8Babcock UniversityOgun State
9Capital City UniversityKwara State
10Chrisland UniversityOgun State
11Claretian UniversityImo State
12Dominion University, IbadanOyo State
13Havilla University Cross Rivers
14Khadija UniversityJigawa State
15Koladaisi University, ibadanOyo State
16Lead City UniversityOyo State
17Maranatha UniversityImo State
18Maryam Abacha American University of NigeriaKano State
19Mewar University NigeriaNasarawa State
20Michael and Cecilia Ibru UniversityDelta State
21Mountain Top University Ogun State
22Mudiame UniversityEdo State
23Nile University of NigeriaAbuja
24Thoms Adewumi UniversityKwara State
25Top Faith UnversityAkwa Ibom
26University of OffaKwara State
27Westland University, IwoOsun State
This table contains the list of Private Universities in Nigeria offering Software Engineering.

Admission Requirements

The basic requirement for admission into the undergraduate programs is five credits at the SSCE Examination or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject.

In addition, prospective candidates must sit for and pass UTME. Candidates with OND or HND may be granted direct entry into the programme.

JAMB Subject Combination

The following are the four (4) JAMB UTME subject combinations for Software Engineering;

  1. Use of English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. One (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.

Programme Objectives

The following objectives are set for the graduates of B.Sc (Hons) Software Engineering in the department to be globally competitive.

a). Objectives

1. Training students in analysis, applications and hands-on laboratory work.

2. Participate and contribute meaningfully in designing and implementing information system architecture for any IT-driven business organisation.

3. Apply standard development process and service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the design of secure and scalable solutions to meet the present IT needs

4. Manage and maintain the IT resources of IT-driven organizations

5. Understand software standards for system procurement and management.

6. Prepare students that can sit for relevant professional examinations and perform excellently.

7. Develop the ability to design and construct a software system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

8. Inculcate the students to appreciate the spiritual values needed in maintaining Information Systems while considering security and privacy issues. Graduating Software Engineering students from the department must understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.

b) Competencies and Skills

The curriculum provides opportunities to develop the student competencies and skills in the various components of the regime of knowledge. These include the following:

(i) Ability to manipulate data in alternative forms to create deeper understanding.

(ii) Use of relevant test and measurement equipment, including assemblage and experimental laboratory/workshop activities; ability to estimate errors/accuracy of the service and development of software.

(iii) Research for information to develop ideas further and work with limited or contradictory information.

(iv) Use information technology tools, including programming languages and a broad understanding of emerging technologies techniques.

(v) Ability to apply software engineering techniques considering industrial and commercial constraints to learn independently and understand new concepts in the discipline.

(vi) Competence in teamwork and leadership. Solution provider, particularly in Africa and the world at large.

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32 thoughts on “List of Nigerian Universities That Offer software Engineering”

    • Prince,

      The JAMB cut off mark is 160. But, you need a high score in your JAMB to stand a higher chance for admission.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  1. Good evening sir
    What subjects/courses are we software engineering students going to do in the university
    You can list some which you know

    • Olawale,

      Do you mean the course outline?

      Well, that depends on the university you are studying software engineering.

      After resumption, you will be given the course outline your academic programme by your department.

  2. Dear Blessing,

    my son want to study Software engineering, but he got pass in math in his olevel, can any university admit him with that. but he got credit on others subjects.

  3. hello please i want to study computer science in fut minna after my secoundary education…….and i want to go for software engineering as my secound degree…….i hope this is possible soo i want the guidlines on how im going to go through it…….and again if it isnt possible please suggest me a better path on how im going to do it and if possible other alternatives i can follow…….tahnksss

    • There are many schools in Nigeria that offer PGD in Software Engineering. Here are a few of them:

      1. Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
      2. Lagos State University, Lagos
      3. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
      4. Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
      5. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
      6. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
      7. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
      8. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
      9. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
      10. Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State

      These schools offer PGD in Software Engineering programs that are accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The programs typically take one year to complete and are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to work as software engineers.

  4. Hi good evening, I studied computer science in Auchi Polytechnic, I want to do a direct entry to a university to study software engineering, is it possible? And if it is, what are the requirements? Thank you

  5. I’m still confused sorry to say..I don’t know the university to go to that offers software engineering in Delta state….and I’m confused also about that .if software engineering is inside computer science.. thanks ???

    • Hello Oghwahare,

      I will recommend the University of Delta, Agbor.

      Concerning your second question;

      Computer science and software engineering are two closely related but distinct fields.

      Computer Science is the study of algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, data structures, and computer architecture, emphasising the theoretical foundations of computing.

      Computer scientists develop theories and models that help us understand how computers work and how they can be used to solve complex problems.

      On the other hand, Software Engineering is the process of designing, building, testing, and maintaining software. It is concerned with the practical aspects of developing software, such as project management, software design, coding, testing, and maintenance.

      Software engineers apply the principles of computer science to the development of software, with a focus on creating reliable, efficient, and scalable software systems.

      In short, computer science focuses on the theory and science behind computing, while software engineering focuses more on the practical aspects of designing and building software.

      While there is some overlap between the two fields, they have different goals and require different skill sets.

  6. Please can I study software engineering as my first degree in these universities? Like after secondary school,can I study software engineering straight away?
    Please I need the answer urgently??

  7. I did not offer Computer science in my SSCE.Can I study software engineering in university.
    Is further maths compulsory for software engineering.


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