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Engineering Tripos, Part IIB, 2006

The Faculty Board of Engineering give notice that the form of the examinations to be taken in the Easter Term 2006 shall be as follows. Arrangements for reading time before the examination starts, and for papers not mentioned below, are as for last year.

Each candidate will be required to offer eight modules in total and undertake a project. All modules will carry equal weight, whether assessed by written paper or course-work, or by a combination of written paper and course-work. Where a module is assessed by written paper and course-work, the course-work will carry weight equal to one quarter of a module. In the exceptional case of a dissertation being submitted in place of a module, the dissertation will carry weight equal to one module. The project will carry marks equal to six modules.

For modules 4C7, 4C9, and 4M12 only, candidates may bring into the examination room notes on the module they have written personally by hand, and any notes authorized for use in the examination room by the module leader. This includes lecture notes issued by the module lecturers.

Candidates should refer to the Faculty Board's Notice, dated September 2005, on the use of calculators in examinations.

Form of written papers

Number/Title/Method of assessment
(written paper (p), course-work (c))
Number of questions
on the paper
Number of questions
to be attempted
4A1Nuclear power engineering (p)43
4A3Turbomachinery I (p and c)32
4A8Environmental fluid mechanics (p)43
4A9Molecular Thermodynamics (p)43
4A10Flow instability (p)43
4A11Turbomachinery II (p and c)32
4A12Turbulence (p)43
4A14Silent aircraft initiative (p)43
4B2Power electronics and applications (p)53
4B5Nanotechnology (p and c)53
4B6Solid state devices and chemical/biological sensors (p)53
4B7VLSI design, technology, and CAD (p and c)53
4B8Electronic system design (p and c)53
4B11Photonic systems (p)43
4B13Electronic sensors and instrumentation (p)53
4B14Solar-electronic power: generation and distribution (p and c)43
4B15Advanced telecommunications networks (p and c)32
4B17Photonics of molecular materials (p)53
4B18Advanced electronic devices (p)53
4C1Design against failure (p and c)43
4C2Designing with composites (p and c)43
4C3Electrical materials and nano materials (p)53
4C4Design methods (p and c)43
4C6Advanced linear vibration (p and c)43
4C7Random and non-linear vibration (p and c)43
4C8Applications of dynamics (p and c)43
4C9Continuum mechanics (p and c)32
4C14Mechanics of biological systems (p)43
4C15MEMS: design (p and c)43
4D5Foundation engineering (p and c)43
4D6Dynamics in civil engineering (p and c)43
4D7Concrete and masonry structures (p and c)53
4D8Pre-stressed concrete (p and c) †5 (2 in Section A,
   3 in Section B)
3 (1 from Section A,
   2 from Section B)
4D10Structural steelwork (p and c)43
4D13Architectural engineering (p and c)43
4D14Contaminated land and waste containment (p and c)43
4E6Accounting and finance (p)32
4F1Control system design (p and c)32
4F2Robust multivariable control (p and c)32
4F3Nonlinear and predictive control (p)43
4F6Signal detection and estimation (p)43
4F7Digital filters and spectrum estimation (p)43
4F8Image processing and image coding (p)42
4F9Medical imaging and 3-D computer graphics (p) †6 (2 in Section A,
   2 in Section B,
   2 in Section C)
3 (1 from each Section)
4F10Statistical pattern processing (p)53
4F11Speech processing (p)53
4F12Computer vision and robotics (p)53
4M6Materials and processes for microsystems
   (MEMS) (p and c)
4M8Bioinformatics (p)32
4M12Partial differential equations and variational methods (p)43
4M13Complex analysis and optimization (p) †43

† The written paper for these modules will be divided into sections. Further information is shown below.

The written paper for Modules 4D8, 4F9, and 4M13 will be divided into sections as follows:

4D8 Section A questions have weighting of 50%
 Section B questions have weighting of 25%
 Both sections may contain questions on any relevant topic
4F9Section AMedical image acquisition
 Section BCurves, surfaces, and interpolation
 Section C3D graphical rendering
4M13Section AComplex analysis
 Section BOptimization

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Cambridge University Reporter 14 December 2005
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