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Oxford University Gazette, 2 July 2009: Examinations and Boards

M.Sc in Neuroscience 2009-10

Qualifying Examination: Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Oral presentation (project 1): Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Submission (dissertation 1): Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Poster presentation (project 2): Friday, 6 August 2010
Submission (dissertation 2): Friday, 20 August 2010

Viva voce examinations: Wednesday and Thursday, 8 and 9 September 2010

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Board of the Faculty of Engineering Science

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2010

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

C3 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.


Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2010

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 2010. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

Engineering:

C3 Advanced Electronics

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics

Computer Science:

Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms*

Compilers*

Computer Security

Databases

Geometric Modelling

Intelligent Systems I

Intelligent Systems II

Machine Learning*

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.

Intelligent Systems I will be a pre-requisite 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.


Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics and Management and Related Schools

Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management Part II 2010

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

C3 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

Microeconomic Theory*

Game Theory

Economic Decisions within the Firm

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.

Note: 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 2010

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

Group Ec (Economics) papers

Game Theory

Economic Decisions within the Firm

Econometrics*

Microeconomic Theory*

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

With the approval, where appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 17 July.

1 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

(i) With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 150, ll. 13–15, delete '; provided that a candidate who has failed in one, two, or three subjects' and substitute 'unless he/she has previously failed in one, two, or three subjects when he/she'.

2 Ibid., p. 151, ll. 14–15, delete 'Introduction to the properties of cells; nutrition, growth, transport, contractility, and co-ordinated functioning.'

3 Ibid., l. 19, delete '; transformation, transduction, and conjugation'.

4 Ibid., l. 22, after 'hosts.' insert 'Gene cloning and mapping techniques.'

5 Ibid., p. 153, l. 6, after 'non-parametric tests' insert 'Conditional probabilities and expectation.'

(b) Honour School of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 371, l. 19, delete 'The name of a candidate shall not be published in a class list' and substitute 'A candidate will not be classified for Honours'.

2 Ibid., p. 373, delete ll. 40–45 and substitute:

'Candidates will be required to do project work under the supervision of any person approved by the Biochemistry Steering Committee provided that such approval shall be applied for not later than Friday in the second week of Trinity Full Term in the year preceding the Part II examination.'

3 Ibid., p. 376, l. 2, delete 'selected from a list of six' and substitute 'each selected from a list of'.

4 Ibid., l. 4, after 'Biochemistry.' insert 'Two lists (A and B) of three options will be published and one option must be chosen from each list.'


2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in Major Programme Management

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, as published in Gazette, 26 June 2008, No. 4851, Vol. 138, p. 1299, (d) column 2, cl. 2, section 2, delete 'The programme will consist of seven compulsory courses, as prescribed in the schedule, two elective courses and a dissertation of 10,000 words.', and substitute 'The programme will consist of eight compulsory courses, as prescribed in the schedule, and a dissertation of 10,000 words.'

2 Ibid., after '(vii) Globalisation and Major Programmes' insert:

'(viii) Major Programme Risk'.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2008, after p. 1043 insert:

'POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND PRACTICE

General Regulations

1. The Board of the Law Faculty shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Intellectual Property Law and Practice to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Board may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Law Faculty which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

3. Persons may be admitted to read for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Board shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Board that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Board, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Board, may be entered for the examination.

Special Regulations

1. Candidates for the Diploma may hold that status for no more than nine terms.

2. Each candidate will follow a course of study comprising a two–week residential programme in Intellectual Property Law and Practice and four Legal Practice projects in the area of Intellectual Property.

3. The examination will be in two parts:

(a) Part I

Each candidate will be required to complete and submit four written projects not exceeding 3,000 words each in response to questions set by the examiners. Those projects must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners for the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, c/o Intellectual Property Law and Practice Course Administrator, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, OX1 3UL, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Fourth Week and Eighth Week of Michaelmas and Hilary Terms in the year in which the candidate intends to complete the Diploma.

(b) Part II

No candidate shall enter the Part II examination unless s/he has already passed Part I. The Part II examination shall consist of two written papers covering elements of the courses covered in the residential programme.

4. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

6. Candidates who fail an examination may be re-examined on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of their initial failure.'


3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 470, l. 24, delete 'Greyfriars;'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete '(For those candidates admitted after 1 October 2000).'

3 Ibid., l. 35, delete '5,000 or 7,000 word'.

4 Ibid., l. 44, delete 'fourth' and substitute 'second'.

5 Ibid., p. 471, delete ll. 14–46 and substitute:

'Approval for the subjects proposed for long essays must be obtained from the B.Th Supervisory Committee by completing a Long Essay Title Form and submitting it to the Supervisory Committee by noon on the Friday of: week four of Michaelmas Term, week four of Hilary Term, or week six of Trinity Term.

A proposed title must cover a theme within the rubric of the paper, and the Long Essay Title Form must include a list of four college–assessed pieces of work; together these must adequately cover the syllabus. Candidates are advised to seek approval for titles as early as practicable in advance of the examination. After the Long Essay Title Form is returned with dated approval, it must be retained for submission with the completed work.

Long essays must be entirely the candidate's own work. Candidates may receive tutorial guidance in the early stages of composition, and tutors may read and comment on a first draft.

Candidates must submit two copies of each essay (marked A and B), which must be printed on a single side of paper. Each copy must have a standard title sheet, indicating essay title and candidate number (but not name or college) and word count (including footnotes but not bibliography). Candidates must also submit the approved Long Essay Title Form, with its final section now completed to confirm that the essay is entirely the candidate's own work and that the college assessed work has been satisfactorily completed. These documents must be placed together in a sealed envelope, marked with the number and title of the paper and the candidate's examination number and addressed to the Chair of Examiners, Bachelor of Theology, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Long essays must be submitted by noon on the first Monday of Trinity Full Term for the Trinity Term examination, or the second Monday before Michaelmas Full Term for the Long Vacation examination.'

6 Ibid., p. 472, l. 3, before '5,000', insert '4,000–'.

7 Ibid., before '7,000', insert '6,000–'.

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