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Maths for Matures


Course outline for 2015/2016 is below. Dates for 2016/2017 will be announced shortly. 


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.


Programme Delivery
Venue: B233, B Block, Bishopstown Campus, CIT



Wednesday 9th December 2015

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Introductory Meeting for Course participants

Tuesday 5th January 2016

Thursday 7th January 2016

Monday 11th January 2016

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Thursday 14th January 2016

Monday 18th January 2016


6.30pm - 9.00pm Class







Tuesday 19th January 2016

6.30pm - 7.15pm Review

7.15pm - 7.30pm Break

7.30pm -  9.00pm Exam
Thursday 21st January 2016

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Feedback/Individual Consultation 


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. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Applications open from 9am on Wednesday 25th November to 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 - extended to Monday 6th December @1PM.
  • Prospective students will be notified by email by Friday 4th December 2015 (Monday 6th December for late applicants) regarding confirmation of a place on the programme.
  • Classes commence on the 9th December 2015.
  • 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.