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Maths for Matures

***Applications CLOSED on Wednesday December 7th at 5.00pm.***

This programme is targeted at mature applicants to CIT. Entry to year 1 of all full time undergraduate Science and Engineering course in CIT requires mathematics as a minimum 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.


See below for online booking form.

24th November 2016

Online booking process opens

2nd December 2016

Online booking process closes - please note that closing date has been extended to Wednesday December 7th at 5.00pm.

5th December 2016

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





Programme Delivery


Monday 12th December 2016


Introductory Meeting for Course participants

E6, CIT Bishopstown Campus

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Thursday 5th January 2017

Monday 9th January 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017

Thursday 12th January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017

6.30pm-9.00pm Class

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Review: 6:30-7:15

Break: 7:15-7:30

Exam: 7:30-9:00

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus

Thursday 19th January 2017

6.30pm-9.00pm Feedback/Individual Consultation

B247, CIT Bishopstown Campus

Note: CIT Mature Student CAO Information session takes place on Wednesday 11th January 2017


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 by February 1st 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Applications open from 9am on Thursday 24th November to 5pm on Friday 2nd December 2016. ***Closing date extended to Wednesday December 7th at 5.00pm.***
  • Prospective students will be notified by email by Monday 5th December 2016 regarding confirmation of a place on the programme.
  • Classes commence on Monday 12th December 2016.
  • 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. 

Applications are now closed

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