From http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/mathsexamforengineering/

## FAQs

### Why is there a Maths Competency Test?

Most Level 8 (Honours) Engineering programmes in DIT have a minimum requirement of an Honours C3 or higher in Leaving Certificate Mathematics. This is an option available to you to meet this requirement, either in April before the Leaving Certificate exam or after the Leaving Certificate results are issued in August.

### Who should take this exam?

If you have applied through the CAO for entry to Level 8 Engineering programmes in DIT and are ineligible for consideration due the minimum entry requirement in Mathematics, then you should take this special exam. If you missed the minimum entry requirement by either scoring lower than HC3 or you changed to the Ordinary Level Mathematics paper just prior to sitting the Leaving Certificate Examinations, then you should take this exam.

### Am I eligible for my Engineering programme choice?

Please check the minimum requirements for your chosen programme. For the following DIT Level 8 Engineering programmes, the minimum requirement for Leaving Certificate Mathematics is HC3:

- DT021 Electrical / Electronic Engineering
- DT023 Manufacturing and Design Engineering
- DT025 Engineering (Common First Year)
- DT081 Computer and Communications Engineering

### What is the MCT?

It is a mathematics exam organised, conducted and examined by DIT. It is an opportunity for applicants to DIT Level 8 Engineering programmes to meet the minimum entry requirement in Leaving Certificate Mathematics.

## Useful links

DIT August 2008 Maths Competency Test (pdf doc)

DIT August 2009 Maths Competency Test (pdf doc)

DIT August 2010 Maths Competency Test (pdf doc)

DIT August 2011 Maths Competency Test (pdf doc)

DIT August 2012 Maths Competency Test (pdf doc)