Courses Offered In ABU

Department of Automative Engineering A.B.U, Zaria

Automotive Engineering cut off mark, Jamb combination and Entry Requirements, ABU Zaria

The university has recently introduced an Automotive Engineering program that focuses on imparting skills specific to automotive mechanics, electronics, communication, advanced control, and modeling. This program is designed to contribute to the development of the country’s automotive industry by training students in this field of discipline.

Course Duration

ABU offers a 5-years Automotive Engineering program that leads to the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) upon successful completion of the program. This program is fully accredited by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Cut Off Mark

To be eligible for studying Automotive Engineering at Ahmadu Bello university University, Zaria, it is mandatory to score at least 180 (JAMB cut-off mark). However, we highly recommend that you aim to score 200 and above to increase your chances of being admitted.

Course Requirements

This space carries The Course Requirements For both fresh Students and Direct Entry Candidates.

DE candidate

For direct entry candidates here are the following requirements for an admission into this department:

  • Two (2) Advance Level (A/L)/IJMB certificates in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry are required for admission to 200 level.
  • An Upper Credit in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering National Diploma (ND) is required for admission to 200 level.
  • A minimum of Lower Credits in HND Automotive or Mechanical Engineering is required for admission to 300 level.

Jamb candidate

Jamb candidates on the other hand here are the requirements to be considered an admission:

In not more than two (2) sittings, the candidates must have atleast (5) credit passes in:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Data Processing
  • Economic
  • English Language (compulsory)
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Metal Work
  • Physics
  • Technical Drawing

Jamb combination

This is the departmental jamb combination for this course.

  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Credentials For Screening

After You Have Gotten Your Faculty File You Will Be Required To Provide All The Listed Documents For A Successful Screening;

  1. MIS Form
  2. Statement Of Undertaking
  3. Admission Letters
  4. Course Registration Form
  5. Payment Details (School Fees)
  6. Acknowledgment Screening Slip
  7. Photocopies Of Payment Slip(S)
  8. Photocopies Of Your Credentials. E.G Waec, Neco, Birth Certificate, Primary School Certificate, Declaration Of Age (If Used). E.T.C


In order to be considered for admission into the Department of Automotive Engineering at ABU Zaria, students are required to take and pass the ABU Zaria post UTME examination, which has a specific cut-off mark. The subjects combination for the post UTME is the same as that for JAMB/UTME.

Course Registration

CHEM101: Introductory General Chemistry is a 3 credit unit course.
CHEM112: Introductory Physical Chemistry is a 3 credit unit course.
CHEM121: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry is a 3 credit unit course.
CHEM132: Introductory Organic Chemistry is a 2 credit unit course.
CHEM191: Introductory Practical Chemistry I is a 1 credit unit course.
CHEM192: Introductory Practical Chemistry II is a 1 credit unit course.
ENGG101: Introduction to Engineering Profession is a 2 credit unit course.
PHYS111: Mechanics is a 3 credit unit course.
PHYS122: Electricity, Magnetism & Modern Physics is a 3 credit unit course.
PHYS124: Geometry and Wave Optics is a 2 credit unit course.
PHYS131: Heat & Properties of Matter is a 3 credit unit course.
PHYS161: General Practical Physics I is a 1 credit unit course.
PHYS162: General Practical Physics II is a 1 credit unit course.
MATH101: Set Theory & Number System is a 3 credit unit course.
MATH102: Algebra is a 3 credit unit course.
MATH103: Trigonometry & Coordinate Geometry  is a 3 credit unit course.

Career Paths

These are just a few examples of the many different roles that automotive engineers can take on. The specific job duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the company and the individual position.

  1. Automotive Design Engineer
  2. Automotive Manufacturing Engineer
  3. Automotive Test Engineer
  4. Automotive Electrical Engineer
  5. Automotive Powertrain Engineer
  6. Automotive Safety Engineer
  7. Automotive Research and Development Engineer.


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