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Oxford University Gazette, 15 June 2006: Examinations and Boards

M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE 2006–7

The following dates apply to the M.Sc. in Neuroscience course for the academic year 2006–7:

Qualifying examination: Wednesday, 6 December 2006.

Resit (if necessary): Wednesday, 10 January 2007.

Oral presentation of first dissertation: Tuesday, 3 April 2007.

Submission of first dissertation: Friday, 20 April 2007.

Poster presentations of second dissertation: Friday, 3 August 2007.

Submission of second dissertation: Friday, 17 August 2007.

Viva voce examinations: Wednesday and Thursday, 5 and 6 September 2007.

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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

M.SC. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for examination in 2006–7.

Section A

Schedule I

Algebraic Number Theory

Algebras

Analytic Number Theory

Analytic Topology

Axiomatic Set Theory

Gödel Incompleteness Theorems

Lambda Calculus and Types

Lie Algebras

Model Theory

Topology and Groups

Schedule II

Algebraic and Relational Methods for Propositional Logics

Domain Theory

Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

Categories, Proofs and Programs

Communication Theory

Computational Complexity

Concurrency

Graph Theory

Probabilistic Combinatorics

The Logic of Multi-Agent Information Flow

Schedule II

Automata, Logic and Games

Computational Algebra

Computational Number Theory

Computer-Aided Formal Verification

Elliptic Curves

Quantum Computer Science

Theory of Data and Knowledge Bases

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Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2007

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids

C1B Mechanics of Materials


List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids

C2B Geotechnics


List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics

C3B Advanced Electronics


List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering


List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Engineering

C5B Bioprocessing


List 6 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C6A Production Engineering

C6B Engineering Mathematics

C6C Biomedical Engineering

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Exceptionally:

(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Faculty of Engineering Science.

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Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science part II 2007

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2007. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

C3A Optoelectronics

C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

C6B Engineering Mathematics

Computer Graphics* (as for Schedule A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Object Oriented Design* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Intelligent Systems I (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Intelligent Systems II (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Databases* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Computer Security* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Each of the above papers will be of 3 hours in length except those marked * which will be 1.5 hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.

Candidates may select one of the following three-hour papers if not already offered in Part I, but should note that it is not possible to guarantee that these papers can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the papers listed above:

B3 Electronic Engineering

B4 Information Engineering

ECS4 Object Oriented Programming (Honour School of Computer Science)

ECS5 Concurrent Systems, Networks and Operating Systems (Honour School of Computer Science)

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

ECS4 Object Oriented Programming will be a pre-requisite for Object Oriented Design.

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Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management part II 2007

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

The equivalent of one paper from Group C

Any two papers from the list of optional Ec and M papers

Group C (Engineering) papers

Candidates are required to select one whole paper or two half papers from the following list:

C1A Thermofluids

C1B Mechanics of materials

C2A Structures and fluids

C2B Geotechnics

C3A Opto-electronics

C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems

C4B Information engineering

C5A Chemical engineering

C5B Bioprocessing

C6A Production engineering

C6B Engineering mathematics

C6C Biomedical engineering

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C5 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Microeconomics*

Macroeconomics

Economic Decisions within the Firm

Statistical Methods in Economics

Econometrics

Group M (Management) papers

Finance

Accounting

Marketing

Strategic Management

Operations Management*

Organisational Behaviour*

Papers marked * are taught in Michaelmas Term and will only be available to candidates undertaking internal university projects.

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Honour School of Engineering and Materials part II 2007

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2007. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1 Electronic Materials and Devices

EME2 Optoelectronics

SME1 Structural Materials I

SME2 Structural Materials II

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Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Special subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related Joint Honour Schools

The following special subject will also be available in 2008, in addition to those listed in Gazette, pp. 1115–19 (25 May):

(P) Portuguese Drama in the Sixteenth Century

Method of assessment: B(3)

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Changes in Regulations

The following changes in regulations made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, and with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 30 June.

1 Planning and Resource Allocation Committee

Changes in Regulations

Regulations on Financial Matters

(i) With effect from 1 September 2006

[to revise fee rates for 2006–7]

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1117, l. 28, delete '2005–6' and substitute '2006–7.'

2 Ibid., l. 33, delete '£1,175' and substitute '£3,000'.

3 Ibid., l. 38, delete '£570' and substitute '£1,500'.

4 Ibid., l. 39, insert (b) 'for members of the University working on the B.Th., and who commenced the programme of study before 1 September 2006, the 'home' fee rate shall be £1,220'; and insert (c) 'for members of the University working on the B.Th., and who commenced the programme of study on or after 1 September 2006, the 'home' fee rate shall be £1,500'.

5 Ibid., l. 39, reletter '(b)' as '(d)'.

6 Ibid., l. 42, reletter '(c)' as '(e)'.

7 Ibid., p. 1118, l. 2, delete '£11,380' and substitute '£11,840'; and reletter '(d)' as '(f)'.

8 Ibid., l. 3, reletter '(e)' as '(g)'.

9 Ibid., l. 7, reletter '(f)' as '(h)'.

10 Ibid., l. 9, delete '2005–6' and substitute '2006–7'.

11 Ibid., l. 12, delete '£3,085' and substitute '£3,168'.

12 Ibid., l. 16, delete '£26,000' and substitute '£27,500'.

13 Ibid., l. 17, delete '£37,000' and substitute '£39,000'.

14 Ibid., l. 19, delete '£19,500' and substitute '£22,000'.

15 Ibid., l. 26, delete '£10,000' and substitute '£11,000'.

16 Ibid., l. 33, delete '£6,520' and substitute '£6,760'.

17 Ibid., l. 35, delete '£5,950' and substitute '£6,580'.

18 Ibid., l. 37, delete all text and substitute:

'for members of the University working for the degree of M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, fees of £1,350 per module, plus an annual registration fee of £1,250 for home students or £2,500 for overseas students. These fees include College Fees and course materials;'.

19 Ibid., l. 41, delete '£6,300' and substitute '£6,930'.

20 Ibid., l. 42, delete '£8,300' and substitute '£9,130'.

21 Ibid., p. 1119, l. 2, delete '£6,100' and substitute '£6,950'.

22 Ibid., l. 5, delete '£6,600' and substitute '£6,900'.

[To revise the Fee Schedule for 2006–7]

23 Ibid., 1119, in footnote [dagger sign], delete '2006–7' and substitute '2007–8'; and delete '2006–7' and substitute '2007–8'; and delete '2005–6' and substitute '2006–7'.

24 Ibid., l. 22, delete '£8,540' and substitute '£8,880'.

25 Ibid., l. 26, delete 'Mathematics and Philosophy'.

26 Ibid., l. 28, delete 'Physics and Philosophy'.

27 Ibid., p. 1120, in footnote *, delete '2006–7' and substitute '2007–8'; and delete '2006–7' and substitute '2007–8'; and delete '2005–6' and substitute '2006–7'.

28 Ibid., l. 12, insert '(iii) those liable to pay a composition fee under the provision of §6 cl. 1 above, who commenced the programme of study before 1 September 2006*, and who are studying for an undergraduate Degree in:

Mathematics and Philosophy

Physics and Philosophy'.

29 Ibid., l. 12, reletter '(iii)' as '(iv)'.

30 Ibid., l. 15, reletter '(iv)' as '(v)'.

31 Ibid., l. 21, reletter '(v)' as '(vi)'.

32 Ibid., l. 25, reletter '(vi)' as '(vii)'.

33 Ibid., l. 33, reletter '(vii)' as '(viii)'.

34 Ibid., l. 35, delete '£9,960' and substitute '£10,360'.

35 Ibid., p. 1121, l. 16, insert '(ii) those liable to pay a composition fee under the provision of §6 cl. 1 above, who commenced the programme of study on or after 1 September 2006, and who are studying for an undergraduate Degree in:

Mathematics and Philosophy

Physics and Philosophy'.

36 Ibid., 1.16, reletter '(ii)' as '(iii)'.

37 Ibid., l. 24, reletter '(iii)' as '(iv)'.

38 Ibid., l. 30, reletter '(iv)' as '(v)'.

39 Ibid., l. 41, reletter '(v)' as '(vi)'.

40 Ibid., l. 44, delete '£11,380' and substitute '£11,840'.

41 Ibid., p. 1122, l. 48, delete '£20,870' and substitute '£21,700'.

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(ii) With immediate effect

[To revise definition of persons entitled to be charged university composition fees at the appropriate 'home' rate]

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1123, Appendix: delete paragraphs 1. to 12. and substitute:

'Appendix

Definition of persons entitled to be charged university composition fees at the appropriate 'home' rate

The University currently applies the following definition of persons entitled to be charged University composition fees at the appropriate 'home' (and EU) rate.

1. A person who on the relevant date:

(a) is settled in the United Kingdom within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971, and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

2. A person who is a refugee, ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands, who has not ceased to be so ordinarily resident since he or she was recognised as a refugee, or is the spouse, civil partner or child of such a refugee.

3.(1) A person who:

(a) has been informed in writing by a person acting under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Home Department that, although he or she is considered not to qualify for recognition as a refugee, it is thought right to allow him or her to enter or remain in the United Kingdom,

(b) has been granted leave to enter to remain accordingly, and

(c) has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the period since he or she was granted leave to enter or remain or who is the spouse, civil partner or child of such a person.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph 'child' includes a person adopted in pursuance of adoption proceedings and a stepchild.

4. A person who was admitted to his or her course in pursuance of arrangements with an institution outside the United Kingdom for the exchange of students on a fully reciprocal basis.

5. A person who is a national of a member State of the European Community, or who is the family member of such a national, who meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

6. (1) A person who

(a) is

(i) an EEA migrant worker or an EEA self-employed person.

(ii) a Swiss employed person or a Swiss self-employed person.

(iii) a family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (i) or (ii).

(iv) an EEA frontier worker or an EEA frontier self-employed worker.

(v) a Swiss frontier employed person or a Swiss frontier self-employed person; or

(vi) a family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (iv),(v) or (vi).

(b) subject to sub-paragraph (2), is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the relevant date.

(c) has been ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the relevant date.

(2) paragraph (1)(b) does not apply where the person falls within paragraph (3)(a)(iv) or (vi).

(3) A person who

(a) is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the first day of the first academic year of the course;

(b) has been ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course; and

(c) is entitled to support by virtue of Article 12 of Council Regulation (eec) No. 1612/68

(4) A person who

(a) is

(i) a national of the United Kingdom who has exercised a right of free movement within the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland and is entitled, by virtue of an enforceable Community right, to be treated no less favourably than he or she would have been treated had he or she not exercised that right of free movement; or

(ii) a family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (i);

(b) subject to sub-paragraph (5), is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the first day of the first academic year of the course; and

(c) has been ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course.

(5) A person who is not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the first day of the first academic year of the course may be treated as satisfying paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (4) if the institution charging the fee or the body or institution making the award is satisfied that the person

(a) is not so resident for a reason connected with the exercise of the right of free movement referred to in paragraph (a)(i) of sub-paragraph (6); but

(b) is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the day on which the first term of the first academic year of the course actually begins.

(6) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) "right of free movement" means a right of free movement under Article 39 or 43 of the Treaty establishing the European Community or an equivalent right under the EEA Agreement or the Switzerland Agreement.

(7) A person who on the first day of the first academic year of the course

(a) is an EC national;

(b) is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands;

(c) has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the three-year period immediately preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course;

(d) where he or she is a national of the United Kingdom, has a right to be treated no less favourably than a national of another Member State by virtue of having exercised a Community right of free movement or an equivalent right under the EEA Agreement or Switzerland Agreement; and

(e) in a case where his or her ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c) was wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education, was ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland immediately prior to the period of ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c).

(8) A person who

(a) is the child of a Swiss national on the first day of an academic year of the course that is entitled to support in the United Kingdom by virtue of article 3(6) of Annex 1 to the Switzerland Agreement;

(b) is or was ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands on the first day of the first academic year of the course;

(c) has been or was ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course; and

(d) in a case where his or her ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c) was wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education, was ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland immediately prior to the period of ordinary residence referred to in paragraph (c).

7. A person who is the spouse or civil partner of an EEA migrant worker and who:

(a) is installed in the United Kingdom with his or her spouse or civil partner, and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

8. (1) A person who is a child of an EEA migrant worker and who:

(a) may not be required to pay higher fees, or may not be made ineligible for an award under rules of eligibility, by virtue of Article 12 of the above mentioned Council Regulation, or, where his or her migrant worker parent is a national of the United Kingdom, by virtue of an enforceable Community right to be treated no less favourably than the child or a national of another member State in relation to matters which are the subject of Article 12, and (b) meets the residence condition referred to in paragraph 9.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph "parent" includes a guardian, any other person having parental responsibility for a child and any person having care of a child, and "child" shall be construed accordingly.

9. The residence conditions referred to above are that:

(a) the person has been ordinarily resident throughout the three-year period preceding the relevant date, in the case of a person mentioned in paragraph 1, in the United Kingdom and Islands, or, in the case of a person mentioned in paragraphs 5 to 8, in the European Economic Area (or Switzerland); and

(b) his or her residence in the United Kingdom and Islands, or in the European Economic Area (or Switzerland), as the case may be, has not during any part of the period referred to in sub-para (a) been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education.

10. A person shall be treated as ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area* and Switzerland if he or she would have been so resident at the relevant time but for the fact that a spouse or civil partner, parent, guardian, any other person having parental responsibility for him or her,

or any person having care of him or her while a child, is or was temporarily employed outside the area in question. For these purposes, temporary employment includes

(a) in the case of members of the regular navy, military or air forces of the Crown, any period which they serve outside the United Kingdom as members of such forces; and

(b) in the case of members of the regular armed forces of a Member State of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, any period which they serve outside of the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland as members of such forces.

11. A reference in this Appendix to the relevant date is a reference to 1 September, 1 January, 1 April, I July closest to the beginning of the first term of the person's course.

Any student who does not meet the criteria outlined above is charged University composition fees at the appropriate 'overseas' rate.

In determining whether students are liable for University composition fees at 'home' or 'overseas' rates, the University applies the above criteria. It should however be noted that these are liable to be changed from time to time to conform to national legislation.

12. A person who is spending a year abroad on an approved course of language study required by the honour school for which he or she is working.

*The European Economic Area is made up of all the countries in the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.'

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2 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Special Regulations for the Honour Moderations in Mathematics

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 96, ll. 5–6, delete 'Subfaculty of Mathematics' and substitute 'Mathematics Teaching Committee'.

2 Ibid., l. 10, after 'In assessing a candidate's performance in the examination, the moderators shall take this evidence into account.' insert 'Where there are deadlines for handing in practical work these will be published in a handbook for candidates by the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term in the academic year of the examination.'

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(b) Honour School of Biological Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first Part B examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 168, l. 37, delete 'The assignment' and substitute 'Each assignment'.

2 Ibid., l. 40, before 'The approval of assignments' insert:

'One assignment shall be examined by means of a written essay, and one shall be examined by means of an oral presentation, as set out below.'

3 Ibid., ll. 43–4, delete 'Candidates may discuss the proposed topic', and substitute 'Candidates may discuss the proposed topic for both the written essay and the oral presentation'.

4 Ibid., ll. 44–5, delete 'This adviser', and substitute 'The adviser for the written essay'.

5 Ibid., l. 46 and l. 49, delete 'Assignments' and substitute 'The written essay'.

6 Ibid., l. 48, after 'be included in the word limit.', insert: 'All sources used in the essay must be fully documented.'

7 Ibid., p. 169, after l. 4 insert:

'Prior to the delivery of the oral presentation, candidates shall submit an Abstract of the oral presentation of not more than 500 words. The oral presentation shall be a maximum of 15 minutes in duration, followed by 10 minutes of questions. The oral presentation should use appropriate audio–visual aids as specified in the Course Handbook.

The Abstract (two copies) must be legibly typed or word-processed on one side only of A4 paper, and submitted by noon on Friday of the noughth week of the Trinity Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken, addressed to The Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford for the Chairman of the Examiners in the Final Honour School of Biological Sciences.'

8 Ibid., l. 6, delete 'Candidates' and substitute 'For each assignment, candidates'.

9 Ibid., l. 8, l. 9, and l. 11, delete 'assignment' and substitute 'essay and abstract'.

10 Ibid., l. 11, delete 'envelope' and substitute 'envelopes'.

11 Ibid., l. 14, delete 'the certificate' and substitute 'each certificate'.

12 Ibid., ll. 17–18, delete 'All sources used in the assignments must be fully documented.'

13 Ibid., l. 18, delete 'assignment' and substitute 'essay and each abstract'.

14 Ibid., after l. 19 insert:

'Further guidance on the essay and oral presentation for Part B will be published in the Course Handbook.'

15 Ibid., p. 170, delete ll. 21–22.

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(c) Honour School of Chemistry

With effect from 1 October 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 174, after l. 27 insert:

'(ii) Candidates awarded a pass in a Supplementary Subject examination may not retake the same Supplementary Subject examination.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing cll. (j)–(m) as (iii)–(vi).

3 Ibid., delete l. 41.

4 Ibid., p. 176, ll. 17 and 19, delete, 'Part I or'.

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(d) Honour School of Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 204, l. 28, after 'in the academic year of the examination concerned.', insert: 'The duration of each optional paper will be specified in the Course Handbook.'

2 Ibid., ll. 38–39, delete ', each to be examined by a paper of one and a half hours' duration'.

3 Ibid., p. 205, delete ll. 1–3, and substitute: 'Each candidate in Part B of the examination shall also submit a project report.'

4 Ibid., ll. 7–8, delete 'Each optional subject shall be examined by a paper of one and a half hours' duration or by a mini-project' and substitute: 'Each optional subject shall be examined by a written paper or by a mini-project'.

5 Ibid., l. 14, delete 'of three hours' duration'.

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(e) Honour School of Mathematics and Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 360, l. 32, after 'in the academic year of the examination concerned.' insert: 'The duration of each optional paper will be specified in the Course Handbook.'

2 Ibid., p. 361, ll. 4–5, delete ', each to be examined by a paper of one and a half hours' duration'.

3 Ibid., ll. 16–17, delete 'Each optional subject in Schedules B1, B2 and B4 shall be examined by a paper of one and a half hours' duration.'

4 Ibid., l. 26, delete 'Each optional subject in Schedule C1 shall be examined by a paper of one and a half hours' duration or by a mini-project' and substitute: 'Each optional subject in Schedule C1 shall be examined by a written paper or by a mini-project'.

5 Ibid., l. 37, delete 'of three hours' duration'.

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(f) Honour School of Materials Science

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first Part I examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, delete from l. 37 on p. 346 to l. 31 on p. 347, and substitute:

'The examination will consist of:

1. Four general papers of three hours each on the fundamental principles and engineering applications of the subject in accordance with the schedule below. The questions set in these papers will be normally such that candidates may reasonably be expected to answer a high proportion of them.

2. Two options papers, each of three hours, containing a wide choice of questions in accordance with the schedule below.

3. In addition to the written papers, the Examiners shall require evidence of satisfactory completion, over a period of five terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination, of each element of coursework in Materials, as detailed below. In the assessment of the Materials coursework, the Examiners shall take into consideration the requirement for a candidate to complete satisfactorily the coursework to a level prescribed from time to time by the Faculty of Materials and published in the Course Handbook. The coursework elements shall be:

(a) Materials Practical Classes

Candidates shall be required to submit detailed reports of the practical work completed over a period of three terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination. Such reports should be delivered to the Chairman of the Examiners in the Honour School of Materials Science, Part I, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the year of the Second Public Examination. The Examiners shall have the power to require a practical examination of any candidate or to require further evidence, of any kind that they deem appropriate, of a candidate's practical work and ability.

(b) Reports on Industrial Visits

Candidates shall be required to submit to the Department (to the person specified in the Course Handbook) reports on a number of industrial visits undertaken over a period of five terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination. The required number of visits, types of visits allowed, the nature of the reports, and deadlines for submission shall be specified in the Course Handbook.

(c) Engineering and Society Coursework

Candidates shall be required to submit one piece of Engineering and Society Coursework, the details of which shall be stated in the Course Handbook. The coursework shall be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners in Materials, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday following the end of Hilary Full Term in the year preceding the Part I examination. The work must be the candidate's own and the candidate shall sign and present with the work a detachable certificate to this effect.

(d) Team Design Project

Candidates shall be required to complete a team design project in the first two weeks of Michaelmas Full Term in the year of the Second Public Examination, and subsequently (i) to submit to the Department (to the person specified in the Course Handbook) a report on the project and (ii) to deliver to the Assessors an oral presentation on the project, both as detailed in the Course Handbook.

(e) Characterisation of Materials Coursework or Introduction to Modelling in Materials Coursework

Candidates shall be required to complete either a Characterisation of Materials course or an Introduction to Modelling in Materials course in the first two weeks of Hilary Full Term in the year of the Second Public Examination, and subsequently to submit to the Department (to the person specified in the Course Handbook) a portfolio of work from the course, as detailed in the Course Handbook.

Essays or reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Materials Science 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, or for a degree at any other institution. Resubmitted work must be physically presented at the time and in the manner prescribed for submission.

4. A candidate may, as an alternative to offering Engineering and Society Coursework, offer either a Supplementary Subject or the completion of an approved course of instruction in a foreign language. A candidate proposing to be assessed on competence in a foreign language must have the proposal approved by the Chairman of the Faculty of Materials or deputy, and by the Director of the Language Centre or deputy. Candidates may be examined viva voce at the Examiners' discretion.'

2 Ibid., p. 347, delete ll. 36–51, and substitute:

'General Paper 1: Structure and Transformations
General Paper 2: Electronic Properties of Materials
General Paper 3: Mechanical Properties
General Paper 4: Engineering Applications of Materials
'.

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

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first Part I examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 352, delete ll. 29–44 and substitute:

'In addition to the written papers, the Examiners shall require evidence of satisfactory completion, over a period of five terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination, of each element of coursework in Materials, as detailed below. In the assessment of the Materials coursework, the Examiners shall take into consideration the requirement for a candidate to complete satisfactorily the coursework to a level prescribed from time to time by the Faculty of Materials and published in the Course Handbook. The coursework elements shall be:

(a) Materials Practical Classes

Candidates shall be required to submit detailed reports of the practical work completed over a period of five terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination. Such reports should be handed in to the Chairman of the Examiners in the Honour School of Materials Science, Part I, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the first week of Trinity Full Term in the year of the Second Public Examination. The Examiners shall have the power to require a practical examination of any candidate or to require further evidence, of any kind that they deem appropriate, of a candidate's practical work and ability.

(b) Reports on Industrial Visits

Candidates shall be required to submit to the Department (to the person specified in the Course Handbook) reports on a number of industrial visits undertaken over a period of five terms subsequent to the sitting of the First Public Examination. The required number of visits, types of visits allowed, the nature of the reports, and deadlines for submission shall be specified in the Course Handbook.

(c) Team Design Project

Candidates shall be required to complete a team design project in the first two weeks of Michaelmas Full Term in the year of the Second Public Examination, and subsequently (i) to submit to the Department a report on the project and (ii) to deliver to the Assessors an oral presentation on the project, both as detailed in the Course Handbook.

Reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management may be resubmitted. No report will be accepted if it 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 be physically presented at the time and in the manner prescribed for submission.'

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(h) M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience)

With effect from 1 October 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 775, l. 43, as amended by Gazette, no.4763, 2 March 2006, p. 735, regulation 2(b), after 'for different topics', insert ', which must also be on topics dissimilar from those of their two research projects'.

2 Ibid., p. 776, ll. 5–8, after 'as set out in the schedule,' delete ', to the satisfaction of those providing the instruction.'

3 Ibid., l. 11, delete 'published in the University Gazette' and substitute 'published on the course Web site (http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/msc/)'.

4 Ibid., l. 19, after 'one copy of each extended essay' add ', the poster'.

5 Ibid., l. 21, delete 'the other dissertation' and substitute 'the other copy'.

6 Ibid., l. 30, delete 'in the Gazette' and substitute 'on the course Web site (http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/msc/)'.

7 Ibid., l. 45, delete 'Experimental Design' and substitute 'Experimental design'.

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(i) M.Sc. by Coursework in Biomedical Engineering

With effect from 1 October 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 761, after l. 21, insert:

'Biomedical Engineering Mathematical and Physical Sciences'

2 Ibid., p. 777, immediately after l.18, insert:

'Biomedical Engineering

1. The Divisional Board of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, in consultation with the Faculty of Engineering Science, shall elect for the supervision of the course an organizing committee which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Candidates shall follow a course of instruction in Biomedical Engineering for at least three terms and a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable, and will, when entering their name for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their society to that effect.

3. The course syllabus shall be published annually in the Course Handbook.

4. The examination shall consist of the following parts:

(a) Candidates shall be required to take two written papers in Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Biomedical Engineering, each of three hours. The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators. This list will be published annually in the Course Handbook.

(b) Candidates will be required to submit two assignments on subjects selected by the committee in the area of the healthcare industry. Each assignment must be typed and must not exceed 3,000 words, except where specified. Three copies of the healthcare industry assignments must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Biomedical Engineering), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of the tenth week of Trinity Term in the year of the examination.

(c) Candidates will be required to undertake a prescribed schedule of practical work in computational methods. In the assessment of this paper the examiners will take into consideration the failure of a candidate to complete the practical work to a level prescribed by the committee. The Course Director will provide a list showing the extent to which each candidate has satisfied these requirements.

(d) Candidates will be required to undertake a prescribed schedule of practical work in biomedical engineering. In assessing the practical work the examiners will take into consideration the failure of a candidate to complete the practical work to a level prescribed by the committee. The Course Director will provide a list showing the extent to which each candidate has satisfied these requirements.

(e) Candidates will be required to carry out a group project and to submit a written report of not more than 6,000 words, plus not more than 25 pages of diagrams etc., on a team design project completed as part of the course of study. The subject of the project shall be approved by the Course Director. Candidates shall be required to take part in a presentation of their team design project. Two copies of the team design project report and one copy of supporting material must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Biomedical Engineering), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of the second week of Trinity Term in the year of examination. The report must be the candidate's own work and should include a signed statement to this effect. No project report will be accepted if it has already been submitted wholly or substantially for another degree of this University, or for a degree at any other institution.

(f) Candidates will be required to submit a written report of not more than 10,000 words, plus not more than 40 pages of diagrams etc., on an individual project completed as part of the course of study. The subject of the project shall be approved by the Course Director. There shall be an examination viva voce, unless the candidate shall have been individually dispensed by the examiners, on the individual project report, to take place on the third Friday in September in the year of the examination. Two copies of the individual project report must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Biomedical Engineering), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the last Friday in August in the year of the examination. The report must be the candidate's own work and should include a signed statement to this effect. No project report will be accepted if it has already been submitted wholly or substantially for another degree of this University, or for a degree at any other institution.

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

6. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. Such a candidate whose individual or team design project report has been of satisfactory standard may resubmit the same piece of work. A candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on any of the written assignments, laboratory reports or practical exercises will not be required to retake that part of the examination.

7. Candidates may be examined viva voce at the examiners' discretion.'

3 Ibid., p. 1122, l. 33, after 'or to work towards', insert:

'the M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering,'.

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(j) M.Sc. by Coursework in Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 2006

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 778, ll. 35–39, cl. 6, delete 'By Monday of the third week of Michaelmas Term ,... Hilary Term.' and substitute:

'By a date each term to be specified in the Course Handbook, each candidate in consultation with their supervisor must submit for approval by the director of the course a list of topics which will be taken in that term.'

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(k) M.Sc. by Coursework in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 821, l. 48, after 'in that course' insert 'in the same year'.

2 Ibid., p. 822, delete ll. 1–4 and substitute:

'10. A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination may be admitted to, and examined on, the course as offered in the year subsequent to the initial attempt. No piece of written work shall be submitted for examination on more than one occasion.'

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(l) M.Sc. by Coursework in Applied and Computational Mathematics

With effect from 1 October 2006

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 761, delete ll. 5–6.

2 Ibid., p. 776, delete ll. 4–48, and p. 777, delete ll. 1–3.

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(m) M.Sc. by Coursework in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

With effect from 1 October 2006

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 819, delete ll. 34–49, and p. 820, delete ll. 1–39, and substitute:

'1. The Divisional Board of Mathematical, Physicaland Life Sciences shall appoint for the supervision of the course a supervisory committee, including a member from outside the University, which shall have the power to approve lectures and other instruction. The committee shall appoint a course organizer who will be responsible for ensuring that the programme is set up and the decisions of the committee are carried out.

2. The course organizer shall arrange for the appointment of a supervisor for each candidate.

3. Each candidate shall follow a course of study in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations.

4. Candidates will complete and be assessed on all the following parts:

(i) At least two, and not more than four, core courses on mathematical methods and numerical analysis which will be assessed by examination organised within the departments;

(ii) At least two, and not more than four, Special Topics chosen from a list that will be published each year. These special Topics will be assessed by a written project;

(iii) Classes on Modelling and Practical Numerical Analysis. Students will submit projects on both courses for assessment; [ tab](iv) A dissertation on a topic approved by the examiners. The length of the dissertation and the weighting of the marks for the dissertation will depend on the number of courses that a student elects to take but it will generally be between 30 and 70 pages in length and will count for between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the course assessment.

The detailed requirements will be set out each year on the course Web site.

5. Three copies of the dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on a date to be specified by the examiners which will normally be a Friday in early September to the Examiners, M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street. The examiners may also direct that a copy of the dissertation in pdf or other machine-readable format be made available.

6. Candidates may be required to attend an oral examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

7. In addition to the academic elements of the course there will be a programme of career development activities requiring participation from each student.

8. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole course.

9. A candidate who fails the course will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. In such a case the examiners will specify at the time of failure which of the assessed components of the course may or must be redone.

Schedule

Mathematical methods including ordinary and partial differential equations, transforms, applications of complex variable theory, distributions and asymptotics. Mathematical modelling and application of mathematics to problems in physical sciences, biology and medicine, industry and other areas.

The numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Finite element methods, numerical linear algebra, numerical methods for optimization and approximation.'

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