A thesis or dissertation committee is a committee that supervises a student's dissertation. This committee, at least in the US model, usually consists of a primary supervisor or Doctoral advisor|advisor and two or more committee members, who supervise the progress of the dissertation and may also act as the examining committee, or jury, at the oral examination of the thesis (see below).
The committee members are doctors in their field (whether a PhD or other designation) and have the task of reading the dissertation, making suggestions for changes and improvements, and sitting in on the defense
Dissertation - Argentina
All the dissertation referees must already have achieved at least the academic degree that the candidate is trying to reach.
Major papers presented as the final project for a master's degree are normally called thesis; and major papers presenting the student's research towards a doctorate|doctoral degree are called theses or dissertations.
Dissertation - Canada
At some Canadian universities where French is a primary language of study, students may have a choice between presenting a mémoire', which is a shorter synthetic work (roughly 75 pages) and a thèse which is one hundred pages or more. A synthetic monograph associated with doctoral work is referred to as a thèse. See also compilation thesis. Either work can be awarded a mention d'honneur (excellence) as a result of the decision by the examination committee, although these are rare.
Dissertation - Canada
A typical undergraduate thesis might be forty pages. Master's theses are approximately one hundred pages. PhD theses are usually over two hundred pages. This may vary greatly by discipline, however.
Dissertation - Canada
Theses Canada acquires and preserves a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at Library and Archives Canada' (LAC) through partnership with Canadian universities who participate in the program.
Dissertation - France
In France, the academic dissertation or thesis is called a thèse while the word dissertation is reserved for shorter (1,000–2,000 words), more generic academic treatises. To complete a master's degree in research, a student is required to write a mémoire.
In India, as in Great Britain, the thesis defence is called a (Latin for by live voice) examination (viva in short). Involved in the viva are two examiners and the candidate. One examiner is an academic from the candidate's own university department (but not one of the candidate's supervisors) and the other is an external examiner from a different university.
Dissertation - India
In India, PG Qualifications such as M.Sc. Physics accompanies submission of dissertation in Part I and submission of a Project (a working model of an innovation) in Part II. Engineering qualifications such as Diploma, B.Tech or B.E., M.Tech or M.Des also involves submission of dissertation. In all the cases, the dissertation can be extended for summer internship at certain research and development organizations or also as PhD synopsis.
In Italy there are normally three types of thesis. In order of complexity: one for the Laurea (equivalent to the UK Bachelor's Degree), another one for the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to the UK Master's Degree) and then a thesis to complete the Dottorato di Ricerca (PhD). Thesis requirements vary greatly between degrees and disciplines, ranging from as low as 3-4 ECTS credits to more than 30. Thesis work is mandatory for the completion of a degree.
Dissertation - Pakistan
A PhD candidate is supposed to accomplish extensive research work to fulfill the dissertation requirements with international publications being a mandatory requirement
Dissertation - Poland
In Poland, the academic dissertation is called a dysertacja and it is reserved for PhD degrees. A bachelor's degree usually requires a praca licencjacka (bachelor's work), the master's degree requires a praca magisterska(master's work), and a degree in engineering requires a praca inżynierska (engineer's work).
In Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, an academic dissertation or thesis is called what can be literally translated as a master's degree work (thesis), whereas the word dissertation is reserved for doctoral theses (Candidate of Sciences). To complete a master's degree, a student is required to write a thesis of about 110–130 pages and to then defend the work publicly.
Dissertation - Slovenia
The required submission for the doctorate is called doktorska disertacija (doctoral dissertation)
Dissertation - Slovakia
In Slovakia, higher education is completed by defending a thesis, which is called bachelors thesis bakalárska práca for bachelors programme, master's thesis or diplomová práca for master's degrees and also doctor of medicine or dentistry degrees and dissertation dizertačná práca for Philosophiae doctor (PhD.) degree.
Dissertation - Sweden
After that there is two types of post graduate degrees, Licentiate dissertation, half a PhD and a PhD dissertation, of different sizes depending on the area of studies
Dissertation - United Kingdom
Outside the academic community, the terms thesis and dissertation are interchangeable. At universities in the United Kingdom, the term thesis is usually associated with Doctor of Philosophy|PhD/EngD (doctorate|doctoral) and research master's degrees, while dissertation is the more common term for a substantial project submitted as part of a taught master's degree or an undergraduate degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts|BA, BSc, BMus, BEd, BEng etc.).