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Special Entrance Maths Examination
Special Entrance Maths Examination For Admission September 2015
Admission to the BE programmes in the College of Engineering and Informatics is confined to students who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the College of Engineering and Informatics and who have reached at least Grade C in Higher Level papers in Mathematics at the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Candidates who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the College and who have NOT attained a minimum of Grade C in Higher Level papers in Mathematics may apply to take the Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics held by the University.
Places available (which may vary in number year to year) will be allocated to those candidates who have achieved the points requirement for the programme that year, who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the College of Engineering and Informatics and who attain a Pass in the Special Entrance Examination. The places available will be allocated in strict order of merit based on performance in the Special Entrance examination. Due to capacity constraints, not all candidates who achieve a pass in the examination may receive an offer.
The College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway will hold its Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics in August 2015.
It is recommended that all students sitting the special maths exam, and particularly those who sat the Pass Maths Leaving Cert Exam, familiarise themselves with past exam papers as early as possible, as the layout and content of the papers can differ significantly to those of the leaving certificate.
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.