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Mathematics Competency Test for Level 8 (Honours) Degree Programmes

TU Dublin - City Centre is holding a Mathematics Competency Test (MCT) for applicants to its Level 8 (Honours) Degree Programmes which require 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 tutorials and / or exam. 

TU Dublin will be accepting applications to sit the MCT from those who have applied to TU Dublin via CAO for a Level 8 Honours Programmes which have a minimum requirement of an H4 in Mathematics, namely: 

DT302 Business Analytics

DT066 Engineering (General Entry)

August sitting  


  • Dates: Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th August 2019 (2 days)
  • Time: 9:30am to 5pm (break 1pm - 2pm for lunch) each day 
  • Location of Tutorials: TBC    


  • Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019
  • Time: Please arrive at 9am. Exam starts at 9.30am sharp (3 hours duration)
  • Location of Test: TBC 

ID REQUIRED:  A RECOGNISED FORM OF PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIT THE EXAM | E.g.,Passport or Driving License or (An Garda Síochána) National Age Card. 

How do I apply? 

Please complete the online google form below: 



Use of calculators in exams

DIT Maths Competency Test Syllabus.pdf

New syllabus Papers: 

MCT Exam Paper August 2017

MCT Exam Paper April 2018

MCT Exam Paper August 2018

MCT Exam Paper April 2019