Maths Competency Test

Twice a year, the University holds Mathematics Competency Tests (MCT) for applicants to our Level 8 (Honours), Engineering (General Entry) TU805 course which requires Higher Level Mathematics. The purpose of the MCT is to offer candidates an alternative route to achieve this minimum entry requirement. 

The MCT is set at a similar standard as the Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics examination. Students that have studied the Leaving Certificate Mathematics curriculum at Honours Level are invited to sit the exam. 

The MCT is not obligatory and no extra CAO points are awarded for successful students. There is no cost to sit the exam. Those students that are successful will have met the minimum entry requirement of Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics.

We hold the Maths Competency Test twice a year, normally around Easter and again in late August. Please check back for 2023 dates. 


We will provide applicants' scores directly to the CAO. The CAO will allocate places on the course according to the minimum entry requirements and points system, and is subject to applicants' preferences on their CAO application. Please note that success in the MCT does not automatically guarantee a place on the course.

We will endeavour to furnish applicants with the results of the exam within one week by email. Results will be provided in the following format:

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