​Engineering Mathematics Exam

This provides prospective Engineering students with a second chance to secure the required H4 (previously HC3) in Leaving Certificate Mathematics in order to meet the basic entry requirement for qualification to our Engineering degree (MH304). The exam is based on the content covered by Paper One of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics syllabus and consists of one exam lasting two hours. We also run a free preparatory course in advance of the Engineering Mathematics Exam. Separate registration is required for the preparatory course. Students attaining the H4 (60% or higher) standard in the examination will be deemed to have met the mathematics entry requirement to the degree. The results of the examination will be forwarded to attendees in late June, after the Leaving Certificate examinations have finished, and before the July 1st CAO change of mind deadline. ​
Engineering Mathematics Exam (for entrants without the required H4 in their Leaving Certificate Mathematics Exam)

Engineering Mathematics Exam 2018 
Second opportunity
August 21 Registration opens in August.
There is no fee to take the exam and preparatory course.
Preparatory Course  August 20  


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In August 2018, students who would like to apply for our degree in Engineering (MH304), should apply using the Available/Vacant Places procedure via the CAO (if you did not already mention these courses on your CAO application earlier in the year and if we are advertising available places for these courses). Students who already have a H4 (previously HC3) in Mathematics, and fulfil the requirements below, can also make a CAO Available/Vacant Place application and do not need to take the Engineering Mathematics Exam.

Exam Details
The exam contains one paper only.
DATE OF EXAM:   August 21 2018
TIME OF EXAM:   11:00am to 1:00pm
VENUE: Engineering and Biosciences Building
NOTE: You must bring some form of identification or CAO documentation with you on the day.

The Preparatory Course takes place on 20 August.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Matriculation Requirements)
Matriculation refers to the minimum requirements that must be met in order to start a course in the University. For Engineering students, the requirements, in addition to passing the Engineering Mathematics exam, are:

  • Two grade H5 or better 
  • Four grade O6/H7, including a pass in Irish, English and a science subject
  • Note that a foreign language is not required
  • Minimum 300 points attained in Leaving Certificate

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Mature Student Applicants

The minimum entry requirements (matriculation requirements) do not apply to mature students (i.e. students over aged 23 or over on 1 January of year of entry to the programme), but applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory standard in Mathematics.