In my thesis I mainly compare different approaches and algorithms and did experiments on them to answer some research questions.
Would I fail if, for example, during the discussion a mistake in my comparison and evaluation approach is discovered which makes my results meaningless? Would I fail if, for example, during the discussion a mistake in my comparison and evaluation approach is discovered which makes my results meaningless?
The Master’s thesis committee is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate College on the recommendation of the student’s department or program.
This committee consists of at least three persons, one of whom must be a tenured full member of the UIC graduate faculty.
One member of the committee may be from outside the department, academic unit, or outside the University, in which case the member must demonstrate equivalent academic standards and his/her curriculum vitae must accompany the Committee Recommendation form.
A Committee Recommendation Form must be submitted to the Graduate College at least three (3) weeks prior to the thesis defense.
² Unless you are in one of those few disciplines where this is the norm.
Evaluation criteria varies vastly, not only across different countries and cultures but even amongst different institutions within a country.
The Examination Report must be signed by all members of the committee.
If the vote is “pass”, that degree requirement is now satisfied and the student may take the next step toward graduation.