Mathematics Competency Test

Mathematics Competency Test for Level 8 Engineering

TU Dublin will hold a Mathematics Competency Test (MCT) for applicants to its Level 8 (Honours),Engineering (General Entry) TU805 programme which requires Higher Level Maths.

The purpose of the MCT is to offer candidates an alternative route to achieve this minimum entry requirement. 

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

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.

There is no cost to sit the exam. 



  • Date: Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th April 2022
  • Time: 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Venue: Central Quad, Grangegorman



  • Date: Wednesday 13th April 2022
  • Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Central Quad, Grangegorman



TU Dubin will provide applicants' scores directly to the CAO. The CAO will allocate places on the programme 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:-

  • Matriculate – 60% or more
  • Pass – 40% to 59%
  • Fail – 39% or less


Closing Date

We are now closed for applications.


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