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.

Need Additional Help with Studying Mathematics for the Leaving Cert?

Free maths video tutorials are available by STEPS at Engineers Ireland.

What if I studied Pass Maths?

If you are studying Pass Maths for the leaving certificate, you can still gain entry by passing the Special Engineering Entrance Examination.

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

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 visit our preparatory course page.

Special Entrance Maths Examination

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.

More information is available on our special entance maths examination page.