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CIT Special Entrance Examinations in Mathematics for Entry 2010

CIT Special Entrance Examinations in Mathematics for Entry 2010

Published on: Monday, 21 June 2010

CIT Special Entrance Examinations in Mathematics 2010

CIT holds special Mathematics examinations for applicants who have expressed an interest in its Level 8 (Honours) Engineering Degree programmes that require certain minimum levels of performance in Mathematics. The purpose of these examinations is to provide such applicants with a “second chance” opportunity to achieve these minimum Mathematics entry requirements.

How it Works

 A minimum C3 grade in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics is required for entry to any of the following CIT Honours Degree (Level 8) courses in Engineering:
CR105 Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Eng (Hons)
CR108 Mechanical Engineering (Hons)
CR109 Structural Engineering (Hons)
CR520 Biomedical Engineering (Hons)

Alternatively, this Higher Level C3 Mathematics requirement may also be fulfilled by:
• achieving both a C3 in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics and a D2 grade in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics
OR
• achieving a specified grade in either of CIT’s Special Entrance Examinations in Mathematics (June, August)

 A minimum D3 grade in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics or a minimum A2 grade in Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Mathematics is required for entry to the Common Engineering Honours Entry Scheme:
CR500 Engineering Common Entry Level 8

Alternatively, the requirement for D3 in Higher Level Mathematics or A2 in Ordinary Level Mathematics may also be fulfilled by:
• achieving a specified grade in either of CIT’s Special Entrance Examinations in Mathematics (June, August)

Dates of Examinations for Admission September 2010


Two special Mathematics examinations will be held in 2010; a student may sit one or both. These examinations are:
• The June Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics (JSEEM) was held on the 26th June 2010 – this examination was closely modelled on the Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics examination papers and is marked in accordance with the usual Leaving Certificate procedures.
• The August Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics (ASEEM) – this examination reflects the actual requirements of CIT Engineering programmes. It is marked according to CIT Department of Mathematics procedures and criteria.
ASEEM – Tuesday 24th August 2010, morning and afternoon

Important Information

 These examinations are specifically for applicants who have applied through CAO for courses in CIT.
 Neither of these examinations interferes with your application for any other course in the CAO system.
 The main purpose of JSEEM and ASEEM is to provide such applicants with a “second chance” opportunity to reach a qualifying standard in Mathematics for CIT Honours BEng courses.
 CAO points are not awarded for either examination.
 Attaining a qualifying standard in JSEEM or ASEEM does not in itself guarantee a place on any course in CIT. The cut-off points for all courses will still apply.
 JSEEM will be discontinued from the academic year 2010-2011 onwards but ASEEM will continue to be offered.

Links

For further information on the Special Entrance Examinations please follow the link here.

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