Composition of oral examination committees

MSc

PhD candidacy

PhD final

at least three (3) examiners attend the exam at least five (5) examiners attend the exam
at least five (5) examiners attend the exam

supervisory committee members + one (1) "arm's-length" examiner(see note)

supervisory committee members + two (2) "arm's-length" examiners(see note)
supervisory committee members + two (2) "arm's-length"examiners(see note), one of which can be the External Examiner if s/he attends the exam

one exam committee member must be an External Examiner or Reader from outside the University

all examiners must attend the examination

all examiners must attend the examination

all examiners must attend the examination; if the External Examiner is a "Reader" and does not attend the exam, there must still be five examiners in attendance at the exam

normally, all exam committee members are full-time faculty
normally, all exam committee members are full-time faculty
normally, all exam committee members are full-time faculty 
exam committee must be chaired by a faculty member from Physics, and who is not a supervisor of the student
exam committee must be chaired by a faculty member from Physics, and who is not a supervisor of the student  exam committee must be chaired by a faculty member from Physics, and who is not a supervisor of the student 
except for the chair, roles of members can be in almost any combination. For example, supervisors from inside or outside the department, arm's length member from inside or outside the department, etc.

except for the chair, roles of members can be in almost any combination. For example, supervisors from inside or outside the department, arm's length member from inside or outside the department, etc.  except for the chair and External Examiner/Reader, roles of members can be in almost any combination. For example, supervisors from inside or outside the department, arm's length members from inside or outside the department, etc.
 (note)"Arm's length" examiners can be from Physics or from another department; they are to be at arm's-length from the student's supervision and research project.