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Why Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering at NUI Galway
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Why Project and Construction Management?

Project and Construction Management at NUI Galway

Special Entrance Maths Examination


In advance of the examination, the University will be holding an INTENSIVE PREPARATORY COURSE for applicants intending to sit this examination. The course will run for five days in August. As well as preparing students for the special examination, lecturers will demonstrate the significant relevance of mathematics across the engineering programmes and will highlight the applicability of mathematics to some illustrative engineering examples.

For further information on the preparatory course, please CLICK HERE

Questions and Answers


Is Mathematics Important if I want to be an Engineer?

Engineers solve problems by quantifying and, for this reason, Mathematics is the keystone of the progression. You must be fairly comfortable working with Mathematics.

If you are studying Pass Maths, you can still gain entry by passing the Special Engineering Entrance Examination. The standard of this examination is between the Higher and Lower level leaving certificate Mathematics. The Special Exam is held during the summer months.

What if I studied Pass Maths?

If you studied Pass Maths for the leaving cert you are advised to familiarise yourself with the previous exam papers (link above) and begin revising as soon as possible.