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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 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.


Booking Process

19th November 2018

Online booking process opens

Friday 7th December 2018

Online booking process closes

Monday 10th December 2018

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



Programme Delivery


Thursday 13th December 2018


Introductory Meeting for Course participants

CIT Bishopstown Campus

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Monday 7th January 2019

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019

Wednesday 16th January 2019

6.30pm-9.00pm Class

CIT Bishopstown Campus

Thursday 17th January 2019


Review: 6:30-7:15pm

Break: 7:15-7:30pm

Exam: 7:30-9:00pm

CIT Bishopstown Campus

Monday 21st January 2019



Feedback/Individual Consultation

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.

  • On completion of the programme the student will have an assessment 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, the Admissions Office and the Department of Mathematics, Cork Institute of Technology.

For further queries on the Maths for Matures Jan Programme (January 2019), please email