NDA Courses and Requirements for Admission

NDA Courses – Complete list of courses provided by the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), including general entrance criteria, mandatory credits, and applicable credits.

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is not an institution where admitted candidates only undergo military training. Admitted students also undergo sound academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years.

Upon completing training, graduates will earn a university first degree (BSc, BEng, BA) and a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Below are the courses being offered at NDA.

Check: How To Apply for NDA Admission.

NDA Courses

You can check the JAMB Subject Combinations for the courses listed below HERE (i.e. UTME subjects required, Direct Entry requirements and O’level requirements).

  • ACCOUNTING
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE(S)
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • CYBER SECURITY
  • DEFENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES
  • ECONOMICS
  • ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
  • FRENCH
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
  • MILITARY SCIENCE
  • PHYSICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND DEFENCE STUDIES
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
  • TRANSPORT LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT:

NDA Admission Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY OF SCIENCE

S/N COURSE GENERAL REQUIREMENT COMPULSORY CREDITS Relevant Credits (Waiver Remarks) UTME Combination
1. BSc Biology 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Any one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Education Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
2. BScBiotechnology 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Any one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Education Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
3. BScChemistry 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Any one of the listed subjects: Biology or Further Mathematics, Agric Science Chemistry and two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics
4. BScMathematics 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics and Physics Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, FurtherMathematics and Biology, Computer Science, Technical Drawing, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics, or Geography
5. BSc Physics 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Any One Of The Listed Subjects: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing and Agricultural Science, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY OF MILITARY SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

S/N Course General Requirement Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits (Waiver Remarks) UTME Combination
1. BSc Computer Science 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics and Physics Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and Computer Studies, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
2. BSc Cyber Security 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Physics and Mathematics Economics/Geography Chemistry/Biology, Computer Studies, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity and Further Mathematics Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
3. BSc Intelligence and Security Studies 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English language, Mathematics and Geography Any two of the listed subjects, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Mathematics, any two of Economics, Government and Geography

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

S/N Course General Requirement Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits (Waiver Remarks) UTME Combination
1. B Eng Civil Engineering 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, BuildingConstruction, Agric Science, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer Studies Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
2. B EngElectrical and Electronics Engineering 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Electronics, Computer Studies and Basic Electricity Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
3. B EngMechanicalEngineering 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography, Auto Mechanics, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer Science Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
4. B EngMechatronics 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography, Auto Mechanics, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer Science Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

S/N Course General Requirement Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits UTME Combination
1. BA English 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language Literature in English, Mathematics Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History Arabic, CRK, IRK, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian Languages Literature in English, any other two subjects from Arts and Social Science
2. BA French 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, French and Mathematics Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, Arabic, CRK/IRK Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian Languages French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Science
3. BSc Geography 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics EnglishLanguage, Geography and Mathematics History, Economics, Government, CitHc Education, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Agric Science, Visual Arts, Further Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Health Education, Technical Drawing, Food Nutrition, Home Management (preference will be given to those having credits in Social Science Subjects) Geography and any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science OR Geography and any two of Arts and Social Science Subjects
4. BA History and War Studies 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, History or Government and Mathematics Arabic, Civic Education, Economics, Geography, Commerce, French, Literature in English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Languages History/Government and any other two subjects from Arts
5. BSc Political Science and International Relations 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics EnglishLanguage, Government/CivicEducation and Mathematics History, Economics, French, Arabic, Geography, Financial Accounting Literature in English, CRK/IRK, Home Management, Commerce and any Nigerian Language Government/ History and two other Social Science or Arts Subjects
6. BSc Defence and Security Studies 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics EnglishLanguage, Government/CivicEducation and Mathematics History, Economics, French, Arabic, Geography, Financial Accounting Literature in English, CRK/IRK, Home Management, Commerce and any Nigerian Language Government/ History and two other Social Science or Arts Subjects
7. BSc Psychology 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Mathematics English Language, Biology and Mathematics Economics, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry, Geography, Health Education, Biology/Agric Science, Lit in English, Commerce Financial Accounting Home Management and Agric Science Biology, Mathematics and any two of Social Science Subjects ORAny three subjects from Arts and Social Science
8. BA Arabic 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and Maths English Language, Arabic and Mathematics Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, French, IRK, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian Languages Arabic/IRK and any other of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricul
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