Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1014), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM 2004

Preliminary Examination

Oriental Studies: DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Moderations

Oriental Studies (Japanese): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Master of Philosophy

Oriental Studies: Classical Indian Religion: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's

TRINITY TERM 2004

Preliminary Examination

Physiological Sciences: DR K.L. DORRINGTON, University Laboratory of Physiology

Final Honour School

Natural Science: Material Science Part II: DR A.K. PETFORD-LONG, Department of Materials

Master of Philosophy

Medical Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Master of Science

Neuroscience: PROFESSOR A.J. PARKER, University Laboratory of Physiology

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. To allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Owing to examination requirements in Trinity Term, lecture rooms are not fully available in first, second, and third weeks.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short equipment familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 12 March 2004.

1 Social Sciences Board

Honour School of Economics and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 155, l. 16, delete `Social Science and substitute `Economics'.

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2 Continuing Education Board

Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security

With effect from January 2004 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 763, ll. 27--8, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 36--7, after `Postgraduate Diploma, or Certificate,' insert `or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

3 Ibid., p. 960, after l. 18 insert:

`Computer Security

1. The Boards of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Continuing Education shall jointly, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Computer Security. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than two years.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at a minimum of four modules, at least three of which chosen from the Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, with the fourth chosen from the Schedule of modules for the MSc in Software Engineering, together comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) submission of at least four written assignments, corresponding to those modules attended. The assignments under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

4. Candidates may, at the discretion of the examiners, be required to attend a viva voce examination.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

6. The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from attending at, and submitting the written assignment for up to one of the total of four modules required under 3 above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 3 (b) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.

Schedule

(i) Security Principles

(ii) People and Security

(iii) Security Threat and Risk Analysis

(iv) Design for Security

(v) Building Secure Systems

The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the power to add other courses or delete courses from this list.'

4 Ibid., p. 969, ll. 44--5, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

5 Ibid., p. 970, ll. 2--3, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

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