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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanites Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 26 December 2003.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first Part II examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 173, delete ll. 35--40 and substitute: `Candidates will be required to undertake a twenty-four-week project attached to an industrial firm, or a twenty-four-week internal university project. The former will be undertaken between the end of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is held and the beginning of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held. The latter will run from the beginning of Michaelmas Term to the beginning of Trinity Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held. Candidates'.

2 Ibid., l. 44, delete `two' and substitute `three'.

3 Ibid., l. 45, delete `standing committee for the school' and substitute `Project Co-ordinator for Engineering or Management as appropriate'

4 Ibid., p.174, after l. 3 insert:

`Candidates undertaking management projects will be required to keep statutory residence for a two- or three-day workshop immediately after the end of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is taken in order to prepare for the projects to be carried out as part of the Part II examination.'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 5 and 6 and `examination is held.' on l. 7, and substitute:

`External project reports must be submitted by noon on Friday of the week before the start of Hilary Full Term in the year following the year in which the Part I examination is held. Internal projects must be submitted by noon of Friday of the fourth week of Trinity Term of that year.'

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first Part II examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations 2003, p. 172, l.6, delete `The syllabuses for papers in Groups E' and substitute `The syllabuses for Paper E1'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 34--40 and substitute:

`Optional papers

The list from which papers in Group E may be selected, and the syllabus for each, shall be approved by the Faculty of Economics and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee not later than the end of the Trinity Full Term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II.'

3 Ibid., p.173, delete ll. 26--8 and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to take three papers as follows:

The equivalent of one paper from Group C

Any two papers from the list of optional E and M papers published annually.'

4 Ibid., p. 174, delete ll. 25--44.

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(iii) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in paper M1 in 2005, for first examination in Part I in 2006, and for first examination in Part II in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, before p. 171, insert:

`SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT

For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or after October 2004, taking paper M1 in or after 2005, taking Part I in or after 2006, and taking Part II in or after 2007
A

1. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination in this school unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

2. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Mathematical and Physical Science Board and the Social Sciences Board, which shall appoint a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this sub-section.

3. The examination shall consist of two parts. In both parts candidates shall be examined in the subject prescribed by the committee set up in accordance with the provisions of cl. 2 above. In Part II candidates shall also present, as part of the examination, a report on a project carried out during a period of attachment to an industrial firm or an industrially-related internal university project.

4. No candidate may present himself or herself for examination in Part II unless previously adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I. The name of a candidate shall not be published in a Class List unless he or she has been adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I and in Part II of the examination in consecutive years, save where approval has been given by the committee for an intercalated year of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II.

5. A candidate adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I and Part II may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Engineering provided that he or she has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University as specified in Council Regulations 22 of 2002, 1.1 (Supplement (2) to No. 4628, Gazette, 26 June 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1421).

6. The examiners for Engineering Science shall be appointed by the committee for the nomination of examiners in Engineering Science; those for Economics shall be appointed by the committee for the nomination of examiners in Economics in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; those for Management shall be appointed by the committee for the nomination of examiners in Management Studies.

B
The following is a list of the papers which may be offered. Papers A1--A5, A8 and those in Groups B and C are identical with those coded in the same way and specified in the Honour School of Engineering Science. In addition candidates will sit shortened versions of the Honour School of Engineering Science papers A6 and A7. The results of the two papers (A6E and A7E) in combination will be treated by the examiners as the equivalent of one paper. Papers in Group Ec are those which will be set in Economics, and those in Group M are those which will be set in Management.

Candidates will take Paper M1 three terms after passing the First Public Examination. All other written papers will be taken six terms after passing the First Public Examination.

Engineering

Group A

A1 Mathematical Methods
A2 Electrical Systems
A3 Modelling, Dynamics and Control
A4 Structures and Materials
A5 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
A6E Engineering Practical Work
A7E Safety and Sustainability A8 Design Project

Group B

B1 Mechanical Engineering
B2 Civil Engineering
B3 Electrical Engineering
B4 Information Engineering
B5 Chemical Engineering

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Group C

The list of subjects and the syllabuses from which the papers in Group C may be selected shall be approved by the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee for EEM and Related Schools not later than the end of the Trinity Full Term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II. The chairman also will specify the examination requirements for each C paper.

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Economics

Group Ec

Ec1 Introductory Economics (as specified in the regulation relating to the Introductory Economics paper of the Economics and Management Preliminary Examination).

Optional papers

The list from which papers in Group Ec may be selected, and the syllabus or each, shall be approved by the Faculty of Economics and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee not later than the end of the Trinity Full term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II.

Management

Group M

M1 Introduction to Management (as specified in the regulation relating to the Introduction to Management paper of the Economics and Management Preliminary Examination)

Candidates may be charged for the provision of study packs.

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Optional papers

The list from which papers in Group M may be selected, and the syllabus or each, shall be approved by the Faculty of Management Studies and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee not later than the end of the Trinity Full term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II.
PART I

1. Written papers

Candidates will be required to take eight papers, consisting of the five papers A1--A5 in Group A, any one from Group B, together with paper Ec1 and paper M1.

In the case of written papers in Engineering Science, candidates are restricted to the use of one hand-held pocket calculator as specified in the Honour School of Engineering Science. For all other written papers, the examiners will permit the use of any hand-held calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

2. Coursework

In the assessment of paper A6E the examiners shall take into consideration performance in the coursework module and failure by a candidate to complete the coursework to the level prescribed from time to time by the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science. The chairman of that sub-faculty shall provide a list, by the end of the sixth week of Trinity Term of the year in which the Part I examination is taken, showing the extent to which each candidate has satisfied the requirements.

For paper A7E candidates shall be required to submit an essay or report on an assessment of safety, environment or sustainability as specified in a list published by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science not later than Friday of the fourth week of Hilary Full Term in the academic year preceding that in which the written examination is to be taken. Written work shall be typed and the essay or report shall have not more than 3,000 words, except where specified in the published list. The essay or report shall be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of the ninth week of the Trinity Term of the year preceding the written examination. The material must be the candidate's own work and the candidate shall sign and present with the portfolio a detachable certificate to this effect. An essay or report previously submitted for the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management may be resubmitted. No essay or report will be accepted if it has already been submitted wholly or substantially for another honour school or degree of this University, of for a degree at any other institution. Resubmitted work must by physically presented at the time and in the manner prescribed for submission.

Candidates shall submit to the examiners reports and supporting material on the Part I Design Project (A8) completed as a part of their course of study. The subject of the project shall be approved by the Projects Committee of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science and two copies of the report and one copy of supporting material shall be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of the fourth week of Trinity Term in the year of the Part I examination. The examiners shall consider the project report as the equivalent of a written paper. The project report must not exceed 6,000 words plus 25 pages of diagrams, photographs etc. The report must be the candidate's own work and should include a signed statement to this effect. Project reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management may be resubmitted. No project report will be accepted it is has already been submitted wholly or substantially for another honour school or degree of this University, or for a degree at any other institution. Resubmitted work must by physically presented at the time and in the manner prescribed for submission.

3. Viva Voce

Each candidate may be examined viva voce.
PART II

1. Written papers

Candidates shall be required to take three papers as follows:

The equivalent of one paper from Group C.

Any two papers from the list of optional Ec and M papers published annually. In the case of written papers in Engineering Science, candidates are restricted to the use of one hand-held calculator as specified in the Honour School of Engineering Science. For all other written papers, the examiners will permit the use of any hand-held calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

2. Industrial placements and projects

Candidates will be required to undertake either a twenty-four-week project attached to an industrial firm, or a twenty-four week internal university project. The former will be undertaken between the end of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is held and the beginning of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held. The latter will run from the beginning of Michaelmas Term to the beginning of Trinity Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held. Candidates will be required to present, as part of the Part II examination, a report on the project carried out during this period. The report shall not exceed 20,000 words. The project report shall be considered by the examiners in deciding the class of a candidate as equivalent to three written papers. The project will be carried out under the supervision of a person or persons approved by the Project Co- ordinator in Engineering or Management as appropriate.

The industrial attachment and project will normally be arranged by, and must be approved by, the project co-ordinators in Management and/or Engineering. The report shall be on a topic, approved by the standing committee, normally in Management or Engineering. Topics in Economics may be approved, but the project co-ordinators cannot undertake to arrange projects in the field of Economics. Candidates undertaking a management project will be required to keep statutory residence for a two- or three-day workshop immediately after the end of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is taken in order to prepare for the project to be carried out as part of the Part II examination.

3. Submission of Project Reports

External project reports must be submitted by noon on Friday of the week before the start of Hilary Full Term in the year following the year in which the Part I examination is held. Internal projects must be submitted by noon of Friday of the fourth week of Trinity Term of that year. They must be addressed to `The Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, for the Chairman of Examiners in Part II of the examination for the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management'. Reports must be accompanied by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work. Candidates must submit two copies of each project report. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one of these copies in the library of the Department of Engineering Science and the other in the library of the School of Management.

4. Viva Voce

Candidates may be examined viva voce on any part of their course of study, including their industrial project.'

2 Ibid., p. 171, after l. 3 insert:

`For candidates embarking on the Honour School in or before October 2003, taking Part I in or before 2005, and Part II in or before 2006'.

(iv) With effect from 1 October 2006

In Examination Regulations, 2003, delete pp. 171--4.

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(b) Pass School of Engineering, Economics, and Management

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in paper M1 in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations 2003, p. 175, before l.1 insert:

`PASS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT

For candidates embarking on the Honour School or Pass School in or after October 2004
Candidates for the Pass School of Engineering, Economics and Management will be required to satisfy the examiners in six papers as specified for Part I in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management, comprising:

(i) Papers Ec1 and M1

(ii) EITHER three papers from A1--A5, A6E plus A7E, and one paper from B1--B5

OR four papers from A1--A5, A6E plus A7E

Candidates will take Paper M1 three terms after passing the First Public Examination. All other written papers will be taken six terms after passing the First Public Examination. In the case of written papers in Engineering Science, candidates are restricted to the use of one hand-held calculator as specified in the Honour School of Engineering Science. For all other written papers, the examiners will permit the use of any hand-held calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.'

2 Ibid., p. 175, after l. 2, insert:

`For candidates embarking on the Honour School or Pass School in or before October 2003'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 175, delete ll. 1--17.

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(c) Honour School of Materials, Economics, and Management

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in Part II in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 260, delete ll. 47--50.

2 Ibid., p. 261, ll. 33--8, delete from `Candidates will be required to undertake a twenty-four week period of attachment' to `Michaelmas Full Term.' and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to undertake a twenty-four week project attached to an industrial firm, or a twenty-four week internal university project. The former will be undertaken between the end of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is held and the beginning of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held. The latter will run from the beginning of Michaelmas Term to the beginning of Trinity Term in the year in which the Part II examination is held.'

3 Ibid., after l. 44 insert:

`Candidates undertaking management projects will be required to keep statutory residence for a two- or three-day workshop immediately after the end of Hilary Full Term in the year in which the Part I examination is taken in order to prepare for the projects to be carried out as part of the Part II examination.'

4 Ibid., ll. 46-48, delete from `Two copies of the' to `examination is held' and substitute:

`Two copies of External project reports must be submitted by noon on Friday of the week before the start of Hilary Full Term in the year following the year in which the Part I examination is held. Two copies of Internal project reports must be submitted by noon on Friday of the fourth week of Trinity Term of that year. Reports must be'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first Part I examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations 2003, p. 260, delete ll. 7--18 and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to take seven papers as follows.

(a) Materials

The four general papers of three hours each on the fundamental principles and engineering applications of the subject as specified for Part I of the Honour School of Natural Science: Materials Science.

(b) Economics

Two papers: Ec1—Introductory Economics (as specified in the regulation relating to the Introductory Economics paper of the Economics and Management Preliminary Examination). Microeconomics (as specified for the Honour School of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics).

(c) Management

One paper: M1—Introduction to Management (as specified in the regulation relating to the Introduction to Management paper of the Economics and Management Preliminary Examination). Candidates may be charged for the provision of study packs.'

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(iii) With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in Part II in 2007)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 261, delete ll. 15--20 and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to present a report on a project carried out during a twenty-four week period of attachment to an industrial firm, or an industrially-related university project, and to take two papers. One paper must be from (a), and the other may be from (b) or (c). The papers are described as:'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 29--31 and substitute:

`Optional papers:

The list from which papers in (b) may be selected, and the syllabus of each, shall be approved by the Faculty of Economics and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee not later than the end of the Trinity Full term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II. The list from which papers in (c) may be selected, and the syllabus of each, shall be approved by the Faculty of Management and published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Standing Committee not later than the end of the Trinity Full term of the academic year preceding the year of the examination of Part II.'

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(d) Pass School of Materials, Economics, and Management

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 262, l. 15, delete `Economics Paper E1' and substitute `Economics Paper Ec1'.

2 Ibid., l. 16, delete `Engineering' and substitute `Materials'.

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Literae Humaniores, and Honour School of Classics and English

Corrigendum

The change in regulations published under these headings in the Gazette of 8 May (Vol. 133, p. 1227), concerning the paper entitled `The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English' will come into effect on 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006), not 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005).

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3 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.Litt. and D.Phil. in Oriental Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 850, delete ll. 40-50 and substitute:

`The first year of study in the Oriental Studies Faculty will be regarded as a qualifying period, during which the student shall be registered as a Probationer Research Student. (For Chinese, see below.) Application for transfer to M. Litt. status should be made by the end of the third term. All students will normally be expected to submit:

(a) a piece of formal written work related to the field of their proposed thesis of approximately 5,000 words in length;

(b) a satisfactory outline (of not more than 500 words) of the proposed subject of the thesis. The written work shall be assessed by two assessors (neither of whom may be the supervisor), appointed by the board, and they shall normally be expected also to discuss the submission with the student in person. They must do so if they are not able to make a positive recommendation. When the examiners make a positive recommendation to the board, they shall be required explicitly to state in their report that they have satisfied themselves on the basis of their discussion with the student and/or their consideration of the submitted material that the student has the linguistic competence necessary to carry out the proposed research. If on the basis of the evidence available to them they are not able to make such a statement, they shall recommend to the board that the results of a formal written language test arranged by the board for this purpose should be submitted to them for consideration before their recommendation on the student's application is made.'.

2 Ibid., p. 851, delete ll. 11--20 and substitute:

`The first year of study in the Oriental Studies Faculty will be regarded as a qualifying period, during which the student shall be registered as a Probationer Research Student. (For Chinese, see below.) Application for transfer to D.Phil. status should be made by the end of the third term. All students will normally be expected to submit:

(a) a piece of formal written work related to the field of their proposed thesis of between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length;

(b) a satisfactory outline (of not more than 500 words) of the proposed subject of the thesis. The written work shall be assessed by two assessors (neither of whom may be the supervisor), appointed by the board, and they shall normally be expected also to discuss the submission with the student in person. They must do so if they are not able to make a positive recommendation. When the examiners make a positive recommendation to the board, they shall be required explicitly to state in their report that they have satisfied themselves on the basis of their discussion with the student and/or their consideration of the submitted material that the student has the linguistic competence necessary to carry out the proposed research. If on the basis of the evidence available to them they are not able to make such a statement, they shall recommend to the board that the results of a formal written language test arranged by the board for this purpose should be submitted to them for consideration before their recommendation on the student's application is made.'

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(b) M.St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 660, after l. 5 insert: `(12) Arabic popular culture, 1900 to the present day'.

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