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Examination in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics for the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course); examination in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise for the M.Phil. Degree (one-year course)

The General Board and the Board of Graduate Studies have approved a proposal from the Faculty Board of Physics and Chemistry that the examination in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics for the M.Phil. Degree be replaced by a new examination in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise. The special regulations for the examination in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 479) have therefore been rescinded with effect from 1 October 2004. The following special regulations for the examination in Micro- and Nano-technology Enterprise for the M.Phil. Degree have been approved from the same date.

Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

The scheme of examination for the one-year course of study in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall be as follows:

1. The Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry shall publish, not later than the end of the Easter Term each year, a list of not more than fifteen mandatory modules in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise for the examination to be held in the following academical year. In publishing the list of modules the Degree Committee shall announce the form of examination for each module, which shall be an exam, an essay, course-work, or a combination of these.

2. The examination shall consist of:

(a)two unseen written examination papers, which may cover all core scientific projects prescribed in the syllabus;
(b)no more than eight essays, each of not more than 3,000 words in length, covering the fields of science, ethics, law, and policy, and the interface of micro- and nanoscience and business as specified by the Degree Committee;
(c)course-work prescribed by the Degree Committee (which may include written work, group work, and class participation);
(d)a literature survey report of not more than 5,000 words in length on a scientific topic, to be followed by either a major research project in the same field (see (e) below), or a business-, ethics-, law-, or policy-related case study, concerning the scientific topic (see (e) below);
(e)a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words in length (including tables, figure legends, and appendices, but excluding bibliography) on a major project, involving (i) in-depth scientific research (following a literature survey in the same scientific field submitted under (d) above), or (ii) an in-depth case study concerned with a topic in science, business, ethics, law, or policy (related to the topic covered during the literature survey submitted under (d) above), approved by the Degree Committee.

The work submitted under (d) and (e) shall be on a topic or project, respectively, approved by the Degree Committee.

3. The examination shall include an oral examination on the dissertation or other work submitted by the candidate under Regulation 2(e) and on the general field of knowledge within which they fall.


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Cambridge University Reporter 28 July 2004
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