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Oxford University Gazette, 14 June 2007: Examinations and Boards

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The following courses have been approved for examination in 2007–8.

Section A

Schedule I

Algebraic Geometry

Algebraic Number Theory

Algebras

Analytic Number Theory

Analytic Topology

Axiomatic Set Theory

Gödel Incompleteness Theorems

Group Theory

Lambda Calculus and Types

Lie Algebras

Lie Groups

Model Theory

Schedule II

Algebraic and Relational Methods for Propositional Logics

Domain Theory

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

Categories, Proofs and Processes

Communication Theory

Computational Complexity

Concurrency

Graph Theory

Probabilistic Combinatorics

Schedule II

Automata, Logic and Games

Computational Group Theory

Computational Number Theory

Computer-Aided Formal Verification

Elliptic Curves

Game Semantics

Percolation

Quantum Computer Science

Theory of Data and Knowledge Bases

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Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part Ii 2008

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 2008. 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
  • C7B Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics* (as for Part A of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Object Oriented Design* (as for Part A of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Intelligent Systems I (as for Part B of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Intelligent Systems II (as for Part B of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Databases* (as for Part B of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Computer Security* (as for Part B of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Compilers* (as for Part A of the Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Programming Languages* (As for Part A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

Note that it is not possible to guarantee that Compilers or Programming Languages can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed here.

Each of the above papers will be of three hours' length except those marked * which will be one and a half 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 prerequisite for Object Oriented Design.

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Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2008

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

C6 Applied Biomedical Engineering

C7A Production Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C6 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Microeconomics*

Macroeconomics

Economic Decisions within the Firm

Statistical Methods in Economics

Econometrics

Economics papers—for timing of lecture attendance refer to the following link: www.econ.ox.ac.uk/Intra/Under/E(m)EM/EEM_schedule.pdf

Group M (Management) papers

Finance

Accounting

Marketing

Strategic Management

Technology and Operations Management*

Organisational Behaviour*

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

Note that it is not possible to guarantee that the Economics and Management options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed here.

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Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management Part Ii 2008

Candidates are required to take any one paper from the list of optional Ec and M papers.

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Macroeconomics

Economic Decisions Within the Firm

Econometrics I and II *

Statistical Methods in Economics *

Economics papers—for timing of lecture attendance refer to the following link: www.econ.ox.ac.uk/Intra/Under/E(m)EM/MEM_schedule.pdf

Group M (Management) papers

Finance

Accounting

Marketing

Strategic Management

Organisational Behaviour *

Technology and Operations Management *

* The normal MEM programme of study is that set out in the General Scheme of Lectures; however certain additional choices for the Part II MEM Management / Economics option paper are available if your Part II project is based in the Oxford area and your manager / supervisor is willing to allow you to attend Michaelmas Term lectures. You must consult your tutor before opting for one of these additional choices. Students wishing to take Econometrics were also offered the opportunity to attend the Econometrics I lectures in MT of their third year. Please note that we cannot guarantee that there will not be timetable clashes between these additional options choices and compulsory elements of the MEM programme.

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Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2008

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 2008. 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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Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2008

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 or B6.

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 Biomedical Engineering

C6 Applied Biomedical Engineering

List 7 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C7A Production Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics

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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Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc in Neuroscience 2007–8

Qualifying examination: Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Oral presentation of Dissertation 1: Friday, 4 April 2008

Submission of Dissertation 1: Friday, 18 April 2008

Poster presentation of Dissertation 2: Friday, 1 August 2008

Submission of Dissertation 2: Friday, 15 August 2008

Viva voce examinations: Wednesday, 10 September, and Thursday, 11 September 2008

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 29 June.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Chemistry

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 173, l. 32, delete 'classified'.

2 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'that the candidate'.

3 Ibid., l. 37, delete 'classified'.

4 Ibid., l. 38, delete 'may be' and substitute 'is'.

5 Ibid., l. 39, after 'Arts' insert 'in Chemistry'.


(b) Honour School of Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 204, ll. 8–10, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.

2 Ibid., l. 11, insert:

'8. A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Computer Science; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing clause 8 as 9.


(c) Honour School of Engineering Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 211, l. 24, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Engineering Science'.

2 Ibid, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'the candidate'.

3 Ibid., ll. 25-26, delete 'as specified in Ch. I, Sect. I, § I, cl. I'.

4 Ibid., l. 27, insert:

'7. A candidate who passes Part I or who is adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I, but who does not enter Part II, or fails to obtain Honours in Part II, is permitted to supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science (pass or unclassified Honours, as appropriate); provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part II year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering Science; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'


(d) Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 217, l. 30, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Engineering and Computing Science'.

2 Ibid., l. 31, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'the candidate'.

3 Ibid., l. 32, delete 'as specified in Ch. I, Sect. I, § I, cl. I'.

4 Ibid., l. 33, insert:

'7. A candidate who passes Part I or who is adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I, but who does not enter Part II, or fails to obtain Honours in Part II, is permitted to supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and Computing Science (pass or unclassified Honours, as appropriate); provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part II year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering and Computing Science; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

5 Ibid., pp. 217–218, renumber existing clauses 7–13 as 8–14 respectively.


(e) Honour School of Engineering and Materials

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 231, l. 30, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Engineering and Materials'.

2 Ibid., l. 31, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'the candidate'.

3 Ibid., l. 32, delete 'as specified in Ch. I, Sect. I, § I, cl. I'.

4 Ibid., l. 33, insert:

'7. A candidate who passes Part I or who is adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I, but who does not enter Part II, or fails to obtain Honours in Part II, is permitted to supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and Materials (pass or unclassified Honours, as appropriate); provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part II year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering and Materials; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

5 Ibid., pp. 231–2, renumber existing clauses 7–13 as 8–14 respectively.


(f) Honour School of Geology/Earth Sciences

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 278, l. 11, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'that the candidate'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 14–22 and substitute:

'9. A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in Part A, but who does not enter Part B, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part B, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Geology with the classification obtained in Part A; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part B year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Earth Sciences; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'


(g) Honour School of Materials Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 333, l. 35, delete 'classified'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Materials Science'.

3 Ibid., l. 36, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'that the candidate'.

4 Ibid., p. 334, l. 3, delete 'may be' and substitute 'is'.

5 Ibid., l. 4, after 'Arts' insert 'in Materials Science'.

6 Ibid., l. 6, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Materials Science'.


( h) Honour School of Mathematics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 344, ll. 5–7, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.

2 Ibid., l. 8, insert:

'8. A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Mathematics; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'


(i) Honour School of Mathematics and Computer Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 347, ll. 8–10, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.

2 Ibid., l. 11, insert:

'8. A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Mathematics and Computer Science; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing clause 8 as 9.


(j) Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 358, delete ll. 1–3 and substitute:

'Master of Mathematics in Mathematics and Statistics provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

2 Ibid., l. 4, insert:

'8. A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Statistics with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Mathematics in Mathematics and Statistics; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'


(k) Honour School of Physics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 495, ll. 30–1, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in Ch. I, Sect. I, § I, cl. I' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.

2 Ibid., l. 32, insert:

'(5) A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, who has satisfied the requirements for Part A and Part B of the four-year course, but who does not enter Part C, may supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Physics (pass or classified as appropriate), subject to the requirement to undertake and report on a project either in the form of an extended essay on a subject approved by the Chairman of the Faculty of Physics or his/her deputy, or an account of extended practical work, so that it is equivalent to that required for the three-year course; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re- enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Physics; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'


(l) Honour School of Biological Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 170, l. 17, delete 'Friday of week 6' and substitute 'Thursday of week 2'.

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2 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and Social Sciences Board

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

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 223, l. 31, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Engineering, Economics, and Management'.

2 Ibid., l. 32, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'the candidate'.

3 Ibid., ll. 33–5, delete 'as specified in Council Regulations 22 of 2002, I.I (Supplement (2) to No. 4628, Gazette, 26 June 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1421)'.

4 Ibid., l. 36, insert:

'6. A candidate who passes Part I or who is adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I, but who does not enter Part II, or fails to obtain Honours in Part II, is permitted to supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Engineering, Economics, and Management (pass or unclassified Honours, as appropriate); provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part II year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering, Economics, and Management; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

5 Ibid., renumber existing clause 6 as 7.


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

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 339, l. 19, delete 'two parts' and substitute 'Part I and Part II'.

2 Ibid., l. 32, after 'Engineering' insert 'in Materials, Economics, and Management'

3 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'he or she' and substitute 'the candidate'.

4 Ibid., l. 34, delete 'as specified in Ch. I, Sect. I, § I, cl. I'.

5 Ibid., l. 35, insert:

'8. A candidate who passes Part I or who is adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I, but who does not enter Part II, or fails to obtain Honours in Part II, is permitted to supplicate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Materials, Economics, and Management (pass or unclassified Honours, as appropriate); provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part II year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Engineering in Materials, Economics, and Management; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

6 Ibid., renumber existing clause 8 as 9.

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3 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and Humanities Board

(a) Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 351, delete ll. 29–34 and substitute:

'(c) A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Philosophy with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Mathematics and Philosophy; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

2 Ibid., ll. 37–40, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.


(b) Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 501, delete ll. 33–8 and substitute:

'(c) A candidate in the final year of the four-year course, adjudged worthy of Honours in both Parts A and B together, but who does not enter Part C, or who fails to obtain Honours in Part C, is permitted to supplicate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Philosophy with the classification obtained in Parts A and B together; provided that no such candidate may later enter or re-enter the Part C year or supplicate for the degree of Master of Physics and Philosophy; and provided in each case that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University.'

2 Ibid., p. 502, ll. 3–6, delete 'if he or she has fulfilled all the conditions in the General Regulations for Admission to Degrees Awarded on Passing the Second Public Examination' and substitute 'provided that the candidate has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University'.

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