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Undergraduate Studies


Academic Programmes


The academic programmes of the Academy are carefully tailored to meet the needs of the Nigerian Armed Forces within the context of standards required of Nigerian Universities. There is also Postgraduate School which offers courses leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in some Departments in the 4 Faculties.  The postgraduate programme is open to members of the Armed Forces and general public.

The degree programme is divided into progressive levels as follows.

  1. 100 Level for first year
  2. 200 Level for second year
  3. 300 Level for third year
  4. 400 Level for fourth year
  5. 500 Level for fifth year (Military and Industrial Training)

Each academic year is sub-divided into 2 semesters: First (Dry) and Second (Wet). Each programme consists of taught courses and depending on the department, may include Industrial Attachment (IT), Educational Visits and field trip. The undergraduate programmes available in the Academic Branch are for the following degrees:

1. BA (Hons): Programmes leading to BA (Hons) degrees are taken by cadets registered in the following Departments

  • History & War Studies
  • Languages.

2. B.Eng (Hons): Programmes leading to B Eng (Hons) degrees are taken by cadets registered in the Faculty of Engineering in one of the following Departments:

  • Civil Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

3. B.Sc (Hons): Programmes leading to B Sc (Hons) degrees are taken by cadets registered in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies and  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following Departments.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Intelligence & Cyber Security Studies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Military Science and Technology
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science & Defence Studies
  • Psychology

Orientation of Cadets


At the beginning of each academic session, an orientation programme is normally arranged for fresh cadets by the Academic Branch in collaboration with some other related Departments/Units.  During the orientation exercise, activities are arranged to familiarize the cadets with the new academic environment. The cadets also get to know the Principal Officers of the Academic Branch. All fresh cadets are required to participate fully in all the activities including series of lectures to be delivered by Deans of Faculties.

 Registration of Academic Courses


At the beginning of each semester, Cadets are to register for their courses online.  Registration will not be allowed after 6 weeks of commencement of lectures.  Each cadet should, however, endeavour in his/her own interest to register on the day(s) scheduled for his/her Regular Course. Cadets who for either illness or other acceptable reasons report late for registration shall only be authorized to do so by the Academy Registrar, who shall convey such authority in writing to the relevant department. Cadets who fail to register for any course(s) will not be allowed to seat for examination in that course(s).Click to Register

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

Courses General Requirements Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits
B.Sc Accounting 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language Economics and Mathematics Accounts|Commerce|Government|Geography and History
B.Sc Economics 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Economics and Mathematics Accounts|Commerce|Government| Geography and History
B.A French 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language|French and Mathematics English Language French and Mathematics Economics|Geography|Government|History and Arabic.
B.Sc Geography 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Geography and Mathematics History|Economics|Government and Agric Science
B.A History & International Studies 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|History and Mathematics Economics|Geography| Government French and Arabic
B.Sc Political Science and Defence Studie s 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Geography|Mathematics and Government History|Economics French and Arabic
B.Sc Psychology 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Geography|Mathematics and Government Economics|Geography|Government|French and Arabic

Faculty of Engineering

Courses General Requirements Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits
B Eng Civil Engineering 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics|Physics and Chemistry Technical Drawing|Further Mathematics and Geography
B Eng Electrical and Electronic Engineering 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics|Chemistry and Physics Technical Drawing|Further Mathematics and Geography
B Eng Mechanical Engineering 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics|Physics and Chemistry Technical Drawing| Further Mathematics and Geography

Faculty of Science

Courses General Requirements Compulsory Credits Relevant Credits
B.ScBiological Sciences 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics|Biology and Chemistry Physics|Agric Science| Geography and Health Science
B.Sc Chemistry 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics|Chemistry and Biology. Physics Health Science and Agric Science Physics|Agric Science| Geography & Health Science
B.ScComputer Science 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics and Physics Chemistry|Further Mathematics and Geography
B.Sc Mathematics 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics and Physics Chemistry|Further Mathematics and Geography
B.Sc Physics 5 credit in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics English Language|Mathematics and Physics Chemistry|Biology and Technical Drawing

In addition to meeting the above requirements candidates for admission into the Academy must meet cut off marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to qualify to sit for the Nigerian Defence Academy Entrance Examination and be shortlisted for the Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) interview.  The shortlisted candidates are subjected to medical examination and must be declared medically physically and psychologically fit by the Armed Forces Selection Board which recommends the shortlisted candidates to the Chief of Defence Staff.  Candidates for admission into the Academy compete within their states of origin since the admission is based on quota system[/expand]