What is academic integrity?
Make sure you understand QUT’s rules about academic integrity, and how to quote and reference source material appropriately in your assignments for the Master of Information Science.
- QUT Library guide to academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism
- Academic integrity policy
- Referencing and attribution information on this site
If you don’t understand anything in the guide or policy, or have questions about your work on a specific assessment item, ask your lecturer, tutor or project supervisor.
When you submit your assignments at QUT (print or electronic), you sign a statement to confirm that you are aware of QUT’s policies about academic integrity and that the work you are submitting genuinely represents your individual effort and does not contain plagiarised materials.
You may be asked to validate your learning
Students are reminded of the following MOPP statement C/5.3.6 “To assist in identification of potential breaches, unit/course coordinators may require students to authenticate their learning on the assessment item (for example, by showing notes/drafts/resource materials used in the preparation of the item, or by undertaking a viva or practical based exercise)”.
Why is academic integrity important?
Academic integrity is vital to maintaining high academic standards and protecting the value of your QUT qualifications.
Maintaining academic integrity helps us to ensure that all students can be assessed fairly and consistently, and that you can get as much as possible out of your learning at QUT. We want to make sure that you achieve the learning objectives for each unit, and we can only do that if you present your work honestly.
As a professional, you will be expected to be ethical and demonstrate integrity. Respecting other people’s intellectual property is an important part of professional ethics.
What happens if I don’t demonstrate academic integrity?
If you breach the principles of academic integrity, it will be interpreted as academic dishonesty and you may be penalised. The penalty may affect your grades, enrolment or employability.