American University of Nigeria Courses & Requirements

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American University of Nigeria is a private university is located in north-eastern Nigeria. The school offers an American mode and style of higher education at its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The American University of Nigeria was founded in 2004. It is the only university that provides American style in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. The school is also accredited by the Nigerian National Universities Commissions. This article provides information on courses and programs offered in the school and the respective requirements.

American University of Nigeria Courses & Requirements

Undergraduate Courses

American University of Nigeria offers a variety of undergraduate courses. Within these courses are also other minor courses and concentration which allows for the student to be well trained in any specific area he/she chooses within the broad course.

The American University of Nigeria has seven schools. The courses under these schools are below:

  • School of Arts and Sciences

Programs under the School of Arts & Science include:

Communication & Multimedia Design

Students of Communications and Multimedia Design receive a Bachelor of Science. Concentration is allowed in the following fields:

  • Public Relations & Advertising (PRAD)
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia Design
  • Radio/Television/Film.
  • English Literature & Language

·    Natural & Environmental Science

Students of Natural & Environmental science can major in the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environment and Health
  • Public Health

·            Economics

·            Politics & International Studies

Courses under Politics & International Studies include:

  • International and Comparative Politics (ICP)

Sub-disciplines under ICP include political studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Public Administration.

  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Resolutions
  • Public Administration

 

  • Petroleum Chemistry

The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Chemistry and concentrations in:

  • Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Petrochemical and Polymer Science

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Sc Accounting
  • Sc Business Administration
  • Sc Entrepreneurship

Students of Business Administration can concentrate on any of the following:

    • Management
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Management Information System
    • Supply chain & Logistics
    • Big Data analytics
    • Fintech & Blockchains

Engineering Programs

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Systems Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering

School of Information Technology & Computing

  • Computer Science

Concentration areas are:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Networks & Distributed computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems

 

  • Information systems

When majoring in Information Systems, students will choose one of these concentration areas:

  • Information Security & Assurance
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Telecommunication & Applied Networking Technologies
  • Business/Big Data Analytics
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • System Dynamics

 

  • Software Engineering

Concentration areas are :

  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Consult
  • IT Project Manager
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Engineer

 

  • Telecommunication & Wireless Technology

 Graduates of the above curse can pursue the following careers :

  • Mobile/Telecommunication Operators
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Information Technology firms
  • Engineering Sales
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Research & Development
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems engineer
  • IT Director

Courses offered at the American University of Nigeria and the degrees awarded are :

Communications and Multimedia Design (BSc)

Computer Engineering (B.Eng)

Chemical Engineering (B.Eng)

Computer Science (BSc)

Economics (BA)

Electrical/Electronics Engineering (B.Eng)

English Literature & Language (BA)

Entrepreneurship (BSc)

Information Systems (BSc)

Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSc)

Petroleum Chemistry (BSc)

Politics and International Studies (BA)

Software Engineering (BSc)

Systems Engineering (B.Eng)

Telecommunication Engineering (B.Eng)

Telecommunications & Wireless Technology (BSc)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors)

 

Admission requirements into American University of Nigeria

Students who wish to gain admission into the American University of Nigeria must possess a minimum of 160 at the JAMB examination or have to meet the JAMB’s yearly official cut off score.

Candidates are also required to have obtained credit passes at O’ level examinations, in five subjects which must include English Language and Mathematics. The result must be obtained at not more than two sittings or any other equivalent examination from any country that has its own type of standardized tests. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Admission requirements for Engineering and Technology 

Candidates who wish to study a course under Engineering and Technology must have credit passes in the senior secondary school examinations SSCE/GCE O’ level examinations in five subjects which must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry.

Candidates must also have met an acceptable pass in UTME. Candidates who have credit passes in Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing are also desirable and such have an added advantage.

Admission requirements into Law

Candidates who wish to study Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors) program must have credit passes in the (SSCE ) Senior secondary school examinations /GCE O’ level examinations in five subjects which must include Mathematics, English Language,  and in Literature-in-English.

Admission into the American University of Nigeria is highly competitive, having the minimum requirements and grades do not guarantee acceptance or admission into the University but qualifies you for consideration. Applications are carefully scrutinized, and only those with the highest scores and qualifications are accepted.

Other qualifications and documents for admission

JAMB scores

WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, IGCSE and other examination scores

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SS1, SS2 & SS3 transcripts

All these are used to assess an applicant’s overall performance and are factors used in deciding if an applicant will be accepted into the school.

Applicants via O’Level must have the following:

  • Completed Application form
  • SSCE, any or combination of (WAEC/NECO/GCE/IGCSE/NABTEB)
  • Transcripts from high school (SS1-3)
  • Letter of Recommendation (from the principal of your secondary school)
  • JAMB result (A minimum score of 160)
  • ID card (International passport/Drivers’ license/National ID card).
  • A personal essay on why AUN is your choice and what your future ambitions are.

Applicants via Direct Entry/Transfer must have the following:

  • Completed Application form
  • Diploma result (NCE/OND/HND) or ‘A’Level results
  • Official transcripts
  • WAEC/NECO/GCE/IGCSE/NABTEB or their combination
  • Direct entry JAMB or IJMB
  • Recommendation letter

 




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