Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics
For Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SE713
The Department of the Built Environment will hold a Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics on Friday 1 September from 14.00 to 17.00. 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 SE713 programme as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics requirement of H4.
In advance of the examination, an intensive preparatory course for applicants intending to sit this exam will be held. The course will run over 2 days – 1 full day and 1 half day. The exam will be held on the afternoon of the second day.
Thursday 31 August, preparatory course – all day (9.15 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00)
Friday 1 September, preparatory course – morning only (9.00 – 12.30)
Friday 1 September, exam – afternoon (14.00 – 17.00)
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 SE713. The cut-off points and normal eligibility criteria will still apply. Offers are subject to available places in the next available round of offers
Upon application for the maths exam, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they meet all other criteria for the programme. The University 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 SETU Carlow.
TO BOOK A PLACE ON THIS PREPARATORY COURSE PLEASE E-MAIL email@example.com providing the following details:
- CAO Number
- Mobile number
- Please indicate exam only or exam & preparatory course
Call to the main reception desk at 9.00am Note: you must bring photo identification with you (e.g. passport, Garda Age card)
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 SETU 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, SE713, in SETU 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SETU 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 SETU 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. SETU 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 SETU Carlow. It does not apply to other SETU Carlow programmes or to any programme outside of SETU 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 up to 3pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023