Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination for Admission in Academic Year 2022-2023

The Engineering Mathematics Qualifying Exam (EMQE) is an alternative route for prospective students to meet the minimum Mathematics requirements for undertaking an Engineering degree course. Students electing to take the exam are offered a place on the Preparatory Course (EMPC)  which takes place the week before the exam.

The School of Engineering at NUI Galway will hold its Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination in Mathematics 10th September 2022, at 10 a.m.. It takes place in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway.

Email engineering@nuigalway.ie with any queries. 

I am interested! What should I do now?

Register here on the day you receive your Leaving Certificate resuls. It is strongly advised that you attend the preparation course commencing on 4th September (details below).  Email engineering@nuigalway.ie  for help, if required.

EMQE Preparation Courses and Details 2022

Who Can Apply?

Admission to the School of Engineering is confined to students who satisfy both the general requirements for Matriculation in the School of Engineering and the Mathematics grade required for admission to the individual programme (H4 for BE Programmes, H7/O3 for BSc Project & Construction Management, H6/O2 for BSc Computer Science & IT).

  • Candidates who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the School but who have NOT attained the required Mathematics grade for their programme may apply to take the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination held by the University.

Places available (which may vary in number year to year) will be allocated to those candidates who have achieved the points requirement for the programme that year, who satisfy the general requirements for Matriculation in the School of Engineering and who attain a Pass in the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination.

The places available will be allocated in strict order of merit. Due to capacity constraints, not all candidates who achieve a pass in the examination may receive an offer

The EMQE Preparatory Course 2022

EMQE Preparation Courses and Details 2022‌

The School of Engineering at NUI Galway runs a preparatory week long course (free of charge) to prepare students for the Engineering Maths Qualifying Examination - the course takes place immediately following Leaving Certificate results. All students who register for the exam will be offered a place on the preparatory course. 

The course will take place online, and starts at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 4th September, 2022.

The course will be delivered via MS Teams. All participants will receive a link prior to the start of the course. 

Admission to the preparatory course is limited to students who have applied for our programmes through the CAO.‌

Past Papers and Course Outline

All EMQE papers from 2015 up to last year are available via links below. Access to MS Teams will be arranged after you register for the preparatory course .  Please note, there was a major change in the Leaving Cert syllabus in 2016, which was reflected in the syllabus for this exam, and so papers from before 2016 are not a good guide to either the content or the style of this year’s EMQE.‌

Maths Qualifying Exam Past Papers

Engineering Maths Exam Paper 1 2019

Engineering Maths Exam Paper 2 2019

Engineering Maths Exam Paper 1 2021

Engineering Maths Exam Paper 2 2021