Maths for Matures Programme 2024

MTU Cork Maths for Matures Programme 2024


Please note: This programme is only applicable to Mature Applicants for full time, undergraduate Science/Engineering related programmes of study in MTU Cork Campus.

This programme is targeted at mature applicants to MTU Cork Campus who are applying for entry to year 1 of all full time undergraduate Science and Engineering course in MTU Cork Campus.

Mature applicants do not need to satisfy the minimum entry requirements. However, as a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate your level of competency in maths on your CAO application and this programme allows prospective mature students an opportunity to do so. 

The MTU Cork Campus Maths for Matures Programme consists of a 23 hour elementary mathematics course (mix of taught and independent learning), including an assessment of the work covered, and a feedback session.


Aims of the MTU Cork Campus Maths for Matures Programme

  • Familiarise prospective mature students with some of the mathematics that they will encounter in the first year of an engineering/science programme in MTU Cork Campus.
  • Provide an opportunity to prospective mature students to demonstrate their ability in and aptitude for mathematics.
  • Provide the Head of Department with a test result which would demonstrate if the prospective mature student has a suitable aptitude for mathematics in relation to the course(s) being applied for in MTU Cork. The test result can be included in the student’s CAO application.


Important elements of the programme 

Participants in the Maths for Matures programme must commit to attending the full programme, including all classes, assessment, and feedback sessions.

The Maths for Matures Programme is limited to 25 places for mature applicants applying to MTU Cork Campus. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Applicants will be notified by email of confirmation of their place on this programme.

On completion of the programme the student will have an assessment result that they can include with the CAO application should they wish to do so.

A good result on the Maths for Matures programme does not in itself guarantee entry onto the science/engineering course of your choice in MTU Cork Campus.




Book your place

Please fill in the short form below to register for the Maths for Matures Programme. We will then confirm your place via email. 


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For further queries on the Maths for Matures Programme, please email