Mathematics / Matamaitic

Course Title: Higher Certificate in Mathematics (Part Time)

  • Completion of a suitable number of third-level mathematical modules.


  • A level 6 or level 7 qualification in a mathematically related discipline.


  • any other such qualification that the Institute may deem equivalent.

The course is designed for those with an interest in the mathematical sciences or who require a better understanding of mathematics for their jobs and wish to improve their mathematical skills for their future career. It is a single-stage, add-on course and provides a solid background in the fundamentals of mathematics. The course is two years in duration and requires the successful completion of eight semester-long modules, four of which are taken each year (two each semester). The modules are delivered in the evenings, making the programme attractive to those in full-time employment. The course is suitable for individuals who have already studied some mathematics at third level within another discipline. Graduates of the course are eligible to enter the part-time ordinary degree course in Mathematics or transfer to the full-time honours degree courses in the School.

(In addition, the School of Mathematical Sciences offers the opportunity to study any of the modules from this programme – and other programmes in the School – as individual Continuing Professional Development certificates. For more information please contact

Mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills are required in the modern workplace and career opportunities abound for numerate graduates. A mathematical qualification is the key to a wide range of employment opportunities and this flexibility allows graduates to enter whichever sector is thriving and advance their careers quickly. A mathematics qualification is ideal for upskilling and recent graduates have found employment in the ICT sector and the financial services.

Graduates of this course will develop analytical and problem solving skills and be in a good position to embark on high achieving careers in industry, commerce, the teaching and other professions, and the public sector. The School of Mathematical Sciences offers a ladder of qualifications, both part time and full time, and graduates can take steps towards an honours degree, postgraduate study and degrees by research.

Year 1:

  • Geometry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics I & II

Year 2:

  • Calculus II
  • Real Analysis
  • Statistics 1: Probability and Statistical Inference  
  • Numerical Methods & Algorithms

Students may enter Year 1 or Year 2 which are offered on alternate years, depending upon which is being offered in the current academic year. The Year 1 programme is scheduled to run in 2021/2022.

Two weekday nights:  6.30 – 9.30 pm.

Early application is encouraged. As the number of places is limited, candidates may be short-listed on the basis of information supplied on the application form. Late applications may be considered should vacancies remain. Candidates will be notified of the outcome or of any short-listing procedures.

Part Time App Form TU Dublin PDF

Students who have successfully completed the course are eligible to enter the part-time Ordinary Degree programme in Mathematics or stage 3 of the full-time Honours Degree programme in Mathematical Sciences or Industrial Mathematics.

TU Code



Level 6


Higher Certificate


2 Years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022


City Centre: Grangegorman



Contact Us

Maev Maguire (Programme Coordinator)