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/NCOURSEGENERAL REQUIREMENTCOMPULSORY CREDITSRelevant Credits (Waiver Remarks)UTME Combination
1.BSc Biology5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Biology and ChemistryAny one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Geography, Health EducationBiology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
2.BScBiotechnology5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Biology and ChemistryAny one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics, Agricultural Science, Geography, Health EducationBiology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
3.BScChemistry5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsAny one of the listed subjects: Biology or Further Mathematics, Agric ScienceChemistry and two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics
4.BScMathematics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics and PhysicsAny two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, FurtherMathematics and Biology, Computer Science, Technical Drawing, Basic Electronics, Basic ElectricityMathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics, or Geography
5.BSc Physics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryAny One Of The Listed Subjects: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing and Agricultural Science, Basic Electronics, Basic ElectricityPhysics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology
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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY OF MILITARY SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

S/NCourseGeneral RequirementCompulsory CreditsRelevant Credits (Waiver Remarks)UTME Combination
1.BSc Computer Science5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics and PhysicsAny two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and Computer Studies, Basic Electronics, Basic ElectricityMathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
2.BSc Cyber Security5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Physics and MathematicsEconomics/Geography Chemistry/Biology, Computer Studies, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity and Further MathematicsMathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
3.BSc Intelligence and Security Studies5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish language, Mathematics and GeographyAny two of the listed subjects, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryMathematics, any two of Economics, Government and Geography

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

S/NCourseGeneral RequirementCompulsory CreditsRelevant Credits (Waiver Remarks)UTME Combination
1.B Eng Civil Engineering5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, BuildingConstruction, Agric Science, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer StudiesPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
2.B EngElectrical and Electronics Engineering5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Electronics, Computer Studies and Basic ElectricityPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
3.B EngMechanicalEngineering5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography, Auto Mechanics, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer SciencePhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
4.B EngMechatronics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography, Auto Mechanics, Wood Work, Metal Work, Computer SciencePhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics
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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

S/NCourseGeneral RequirementCompulsory CreditsRelevant CreditsUTME Combination
1.BA English5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language Literature in English, MathematicsEconomics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History Arabic, CRK, IRK, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian LanguagesLiterature in English, any other two subjects from Arts and Social Science
2.BA French5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, French and MathematicsEconomics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, Arabic, CRK/IRK Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian LanguagesFrench and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Science
3.BSc Geography5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglishLanguage, Geography and MathematicsHistory, 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 Studies5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, History or Government and MathematicsArabic, Civic Education, Economics, Geography, Commerce, French, Literature in English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian LanguagesHistory/Government and any other two subjects from Arts
5.BSc Political Science and International Relations5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglishLanguage, Government/CivicEducation and MathematicsHistory, Economics, French, Arabic, Geography, Financial Accounting Literature in English, CRK/IRK, Home Management, Commerce and any Nigerian LanguageGovernment/ History and two other Social Science or Arts Subjects
6.BSc Defence and Security Studies5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglishLanguage, Government/CivicEducation and MathematicsHistory, Economics, French, Arabic, Geography, Financial Accounting Literature in English, CRK/IRK, Home Management, Commerce and any Nigerian LanguageGovernment/ History and two other Social Science or Arts Subjects
7.BSc Psychology5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Biology and MathematicsEconomics, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry, Geography, Health Education, Biology/Agric Science, Lit in English, Commerce Financial Accounting Home Management and Agric ScienceBiology, Mathematics and any two of Social Science Subjects ORAny three subjects from Arts and Social Science
8.BA Arabic5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings, including English Language and MathsEnglish Language, Arabic and MathematicsEconomics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, French, IRK, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian LanguagesArabic/IRK and any other of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricul
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