Employers tend to expect applicants to have numerical skills and a large number of third level courses including Science and Engineering stipulate at least an OD as an entry requirement. Grade OC is required for a number of Science, Engineering and Business courses.
You can study Maths at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation level for Leaving Cert. Your Maths teacher will guide you on this matter.
Some courses where Honours Maths is essential:
- Actuary/Financial Studies DCU
- Theoretical Physics
- Chemical Process Engineering Degree (RTC Cork)
- Computer/Languages (TCD)
- Management Science (TCD)
- Applied Maths and Computing (UL)
- Applied Physics DCU
- Applied Physics/Language (DCU)
- Engineering Degree (most colleges)
- Financial and Actuarial Maths in (DCU)
- Engineering in U.L.
- Computer Studies UCG
- Computer Degree (Waterford IT)
- Electronics Degree (Waterford IT)