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Oxford University Gazette, 12 June 2008: Examinations and Boards

M.Sc in Management Research 2008–9

The following elective titles are announced.

Hilary Term 2009

1. Marketing, Culture and Society

2. Innovation, Organisation and Markets

3. Social Studies of Science and Technology

4. Strategy: Theory and Research

5. Work and Employment

Trinity Term 2009

1. Complex Systems: Strategies, Technologies and Networks

2. Employment Relations

3. Governance of Biotechnologies

4. Social Theories of Risk

5. Topics in Strategy Research

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Supplementary Subjects in Some Final Honour Schools

Supplementary subjects in the Honour Schools of Chemistry, Materials Science, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2008–9

The following supplementary subjects will be taught and examined during 2008–9. For details of the availability of supplementary subjects to candidates in different Honour Schools, please refer to the notes below.

1. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

2. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

4. Modern Languages

Lectures: thirty-two hours in TT

Examined: end of TT

5. Chemical Pharmacology

Lectures: four hours in MT; twelve hours in HT

Examined: end of HT Notes:

(a) For candidates in Chemistry, all of the above Supplementary Subjects are available.

(b) For candidates in Materials Science, only subjects 2 and 3 are available.

(c) For candidates in Biological Sciences, only subjects 2 and 5 are available.

(d) For candidates in Medical Sciences and Physiological Sciences, only subjects 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(e) For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, only subjects 1, 2, 3, and 5 are available.

(f) Chemistry and Physics will share Language Courses in 2008–9. Details on the languages available can be found at: www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/ss languages.html.

(g) The list of approved Supplementary Subjects for Medical Sciences can be found at: www.mstc.ox.ac.uk/medsci/ supplementarysubjects/.

( h) Details of all Supplementary Subjects can be found at: www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSG uide.html.

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Faculty of Engineering Science

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2009

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 pre-requisite 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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Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2009

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 2009. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

Engineering:

C3A Optoelectronics

C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics

Computer Science:

Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms*

Compilers*

Computer Graphics

Computer Security

Databases

Intelligent Systems I

Intelligent Systems II

Machine Learning*

Object Oriented Design

Programming Languages*

Each of the Engineering C papers will be of three hours in length. The Computer Science papers are all 1½ hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.

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.

Object Oriented Programming will be a prerequisite for Object Oriented Design and Intelligent Systems I will be a prerequisite for Intelligent Systems II.

* It is not possible to guarantee that these options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed.

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Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics and Management and Related Schools

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2009

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

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.

Please 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.

Honour School of Materials, Economics and Management Part II 2009

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*

Statistical Methods in Economics *

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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Changes in Regulations

The following changes in regulations made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, with the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee, the following changes in regulations made by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 27 June.

1 Educational Policy and Standards Committee

(a) External Examiners

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations 2007, p. 20, l. 9, insert: 'An external examiner who fails to submit the annual report required by the University may continue in office only with the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and the Proctors.'

(b) Admission to Moderations

With effect from 1 October 2008

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 60, ll. 34–7, delete existing cl. 3.17 and substitute:

'3.17. A candidate who fails to satisfy the Moderators in his or her initial examination for the First Public Examination shall be permitted to re-enter for the First Public Examination on one further occasion (in accordance with the regulations governing the resit in that subject). The sole exception to this shall be where college academic disciplinary procedures are already in process at the time of the first attempt, and the student has received a written warning which explicitly provides, at least four weeks before the first examination (and subject to the normal college appeal mechanism), that a specified number of failures on identified papers or other elements of the Public Examination at the first attempt will lead to termination of the student's course of study.'


2 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Honour School of Materials Science

With effect from 1 October 2008

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 334, l. 41, delete 'Friday' and substitute 'Wednesday'.


3 Continuing Education Board

(a) Postgraduate Certificate in Provision of Healthcare to Homeless People

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 1029, l. 27, delete: 'The Continuing Education Board in consultation with the Divisional Board of Medical Sciences, shall elect' and substitute 'The Continuing Education Board shall elect'.

2 Ibid., l. 28, delete 'standing' and insert 'steering'.

3 Ibid., p. 1030, ll. 6 and 8, delete 'standing' and insert 'steering'.

(b) Undergraduate Certificate in History and Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2007, delete from p. 1043, l. 28, to p. 1044, l. 20.

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