Engineering – Do you love solving technical problems? Are you good at Science and Mathematics? You might consider becoming an Engineer. Engineers are problem solvers who use their expertise in science and math to proffer solutions to problems.

They work in various branches of engineering including: – Agricultural Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering, Production Engineering, Water Resource and Environmental Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining engineering, Food Science and Technology Food Engineering, architecture, quantity survey/land surveying/Geo information.

Engineers are not the same as technicians or technologists although their works are similar.   Engineering technicians are more application oriented but limited in scope to the technician.

Engineers carry out the design but the technologist is the one who executes the design of the engineer. The engineer applies the results obtained through research to useful purposes in the society.

In the engineering industries, there are various departments that accommodate different engineering activities. In a chemical/petrochemical company like Shell and Chevron, there are departments for electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, and petroleum engineers.

To excel in engineering as a career path, be sure you are good at science, physics, chemistry, further mathematics and mathematics, and committed to studying.


Engineers work in oil companies, manufacturing industries, metal manufacturing industries, information technologist, aerospace, automobile manufacturer, spare part manufacturers, construction companies aeronautical, telecommunication, transportation, car assembly plant industrialists, financial service firms etc.


Engineering graduates are awarded certificates bearing a title of; B. Eng., B. Sc., B. Tech., depending on the institution. All Engineering courses have duration of five (5) years.

Career Opportunities include:

Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Building, Food, Agricultural, Electronics/Electrical, Computer, and Petroleum), Technician, and Technologist

Essential skills for engineers

  • Effective technical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Project management skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Computer skills
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics

Engineering Courses And Their Description/Prospects/Requirements

Agricultural Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering

Computer Engineering/ Software Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Marine Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Production and Industrial Engineering

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Systems Engineering