what is the difference between a thesis and dissertation
ETD is a frequently used abbreviation for electronic thesis or dissertation and refers to a thesis/dissertation available online.
This guide aims to help you find AUT, national and international theses and dissertations. You may also find the resources related to thesis writing helpful.
The 120 points masters thesis is usually around 35,000-40,000 words including an abstract of about 350 words. It generally follows a BCom (Hons) as part of a 120 point Master of Commerce (MCom).
The 60 points master’s dissertation will be around 20,000 words and expected to follow the Level 9 CUAP guidelines for a master’s dissertation. It is part of a 180 point MCom, which will be available from 2017, subject to CUAP approval.