Have you ever wondered what a person who read engineering in the polytechnic is called? Well, this article is meant to answer this question and other related ones that most poly students ask.
After all, studying engineering in Nigeria Polytechnics is not a bad thing but just as everything on earth, it has pros and cons.
Most people willing to know the answer to this question are either graduates, students, or prospective aspirants. If you fall in the last category, I implore you to study hard and pass your exams.
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- What is A Person Who Studied Engineering in Polytechnic Called in Nigeria?
What is A Person Who Studied Engineering in Polytechnic Called in Nigeria?
Someone who studied engineering in a polytechnic is called a holder of a diploma in engineering.
Whether it’s National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND), it is still a diploma in engineering.
Those who read engineering in the university are holders of bachelor of engineering or bachelor of engineering science degree.
What Jobs Can A Diploma in Engineering Get You in Nigeria?
Just like people who have studied engineering at the university, you can also apply for similar jobs in the engineering field.
As you know well that this field is wide, so it depends on the type of engineering you read in poly.
But civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, and project engineering have the most job opportunities in Nigeria as at the time of writing this article.
The fastest-growing engineering field is the industrial engineering as more and more firms are establishing industries in Nigeria.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m clearly not saying that you should change your course or you have made a bad decision. All engineering courses being taught in Polytechnics have job opportunities.
Can a Polytechnic Engineering Student Still Get Degree?
Yes, you can still get a degree in the university even after finishing your polytechnic.
All you need to really do is to apply for direct entry into your preferred university in Nigeria. Note that the national diploma may not work outside the country.
The problem with direct entry is that you are going to start from 200 level in the university if possibly you get admitted.
Now imagine after spending more than. 4 years in Polytechnic and then spending another 4 years + in the university just because you want to get a degree in Engineering.
If you are still young this may be feasible but time is not your friend, so you need to make the right decision at this stage of your life.
I hope that you gained some knowledge from this article, willing to write some more but I am a seasonal blogger, and time is not on my side.
Leave a comment below to let me know what you think or if you probably have any questions for me.