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Maths for Matures


This programme is targeted at mature applicants to CIT. Entry to year 1 of all full time undergraduate Science and Engineering courses in CIT requires mathematics as aminimum entry requirement. Mature applicants do not need to satisfy the minimum entry requirements. However, as a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate your level of competency in maths in your CAO application. This programme allows prospective mature students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in mathematics when applying for full time undergraduate science/engineering courses in CIT. 

The CIT Maths for Matures Programme consists of a 22 hour elementary mathematics course, including an assessment of the work covered, and a feedback session.

Aims of the Maths for Matures Programme:

  • Familiarise prospective mature students with some of the mathematics that they will encounter in the first year of an engineering/science programme in CIT.
  • Provide an opportunity to prospective mature students to demonstrate their ability in and aptitude for mathematics.
  • Provide the Head of Department with a test result which would demonstrate if the prospective mature student has a suitable aptitude for mathematics in relation to the course(s) being applied for in CIT. The student can send the test result with their CAO application.


Timeline 2017- Dates to be confirmed


Online booking process opens


Online booking process closes .


Confirmation email sent to applicants from CIT Admissions Office
(see below)





Programme Delivery




Introductory Meeting for Course participants

E6, CIT Bishopstown Campus


6.30pm-9.00pm Class

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus


Review: 6:30-7:15

Break: 7:15-7:30

Exam: 7:30-9:00

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus


6.30pm-9.00pm Feedback/Individual Consultation

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus


Important elements of the programme:

  • Participants in the Maths for Matures programme must commit to attending the full programme, to include all classes, assessment, and feedback session.
  • The Maths for Matures Programme is limited to 25 places for mature applicants applying to CIT. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Prospective students will be notified by email by regarding confirmation of a place on the programme.
  • Classes commence on date to be confirmed.
  • On completion of the programme the student will have a test result that they can include with the CAO application should they wish to do so.
  • A good result on the Maths for Matures programme does not in itself guarantee entry onto the science/engineering course of your choice in CIT. 


This is a joint initiative of the Access Service and the Department of Mathematics, Cork Institute of Technology. 


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