Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics
Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics (on Campus) for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering CW478
The Department of the Built Environment & Extended Campus of IT Carlow will hold a Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics on Thursday 9th September 2021 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. A pass (which is set at 55%) in this examination will fulfil the Mathematics entry requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering CW478 programme as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics requirement of H4.
In advance of the examination, the Institute will be holding an INTENSIVE PREPARATORY COURSE for applicants intending to sit this examination. The course will run over two days on Wednesday 8th September (9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm) & the morning of Thursday 9th September (9am – 12pm). As well as preparing students for the special examination, our lecturer will demonstrate the relevance of mathematics in engineering, giving useful illustrative examples.”
Attaining a pass (which is set at 55%) in the Special Entrance Maths exam does not in itself guarantee a place on the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering CW478. The cut-off points and normal eligibility criteria will still apply. Offers are subject to available places following Round 2.
Upon application for the maths exam, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they meet all other criteria for the programme. The Institute will not check eligibility criteria until after the maths paper has been completed.
Please note that this exam is not obligatory for entrance to this programme nor are extra CAO points awarded if successful in the exam.
This Mathematics Exam will consist of one 3 hour exam paper and will include questions on the following topics:
- Logs & Indices
It is recommended that all students sitting this Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics familiarise themselves with the sample paper, as the layout and content of the paper may differ significantly to the Leaving Certificate Mathematics paper layout.
Please note that this course is only open to those candidates who have expressed a CAO preference to study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme in IT Carlow.
TO BOOK A PLACE ON THIS PREPARATORY COURSE PLEASE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following details:
Please indicate exam only or exam & preparatory course
Who should take this exam?
If you have applied through the CAO for entry to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme in IT Carlow and may become ineligible for consideration due to not meeting the minimum entry requirement in Honours Mathematics of a result of H4 or better then you should take this Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics.
Must I have applied on CAO to study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme, CW478, in IT Carlow?
Yes, at application stage for the Mathematics Qualifying examination we will confirm your details by using your CAO number.
Do I have to register for the Preparatory Course as well as the exam?
Yes when emailing email@example.com please state whether you wish to do the course as well as the exam. If you only register for the exam initially you can change your mind later and register for the course
Can I sit this exam if I only studied Pass Maths for the Leaving Certificate?
Yes you can still gain entry to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme in IT Carlow by passing the Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics. We would also advise that you begin study for this exam as soon as possible.
When do I hear of my results?
We expect to provide you with the result (pass/fail) of the exam within a couple of working days.
What happens after the exam?
Success in the Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics does not automatically guarantee a place on the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme at IT Carlow. However if you have been successful in this exam and you meet the other standard criteria for entrance to higher education, you will be eligible for consideration. IT Carlow will inform the CAO directly of your Mathematics eligibility as it is through the CAO process that places are allocated on this programme according to the points system.
Can I use the result for entry onto other programmes with similar entry requirements?
No. The exam relates ONLY to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering programme at IT Carlow. It does not apply to other IT Carlow programmes or to any programme outside of IT Carlow.
Can I get previous exam papers?
In addition a number of other Irish colleges are offering similar options and have a range of previous exam questions available through their websites. There is also a lot of useful information available at http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/students/topics/
When is the closing date?
You can apply to sit the exam right up until Wednesday, 8th September 2021.