Academic Fraud

Fraud and plagiarism

Fraud comprises in any case any intentional action by a student, or failure to act by a student, which makes it partially or completely impossible for the assessor to determine the individual student’s development of the overall competence of designing and vision on design. Fraud with respect to a curricular learning activity or assessment includes: Submitting work under one’s own name that has been done by others or copied from others wholly or partially: this includes copying word-for-word or paraphrasing the work of others without indicating that the words or underlying ideas belong to someone else (plagiarism); actively (assisting in) offering or assisting in offering one’s own work to others, who might then submit it as their own work; improper cooperation, that is two or more students jointly doing (part of) a curricular learning activity of which it is known in advance that individual work is required.

If an assessor, lecturer or coach suspects fraud in relation to an assessment or a curricular learning activity, he or she will record this in writing as soon as possible and submit this to the Examination Committee. The student in question will be given the opportunity to add written comments to the report written by the assessor, lecturer or coach, respectively. It is then up to the Examination Committee to take any measures it considers appropriate in the case in question, which in the most extreme case could lead to a proposal by the Executive Board to terminate the student’s enrolment in the program indefinitely.

Referencing and citing

To prevent fraud and plagiarism, proper referencing and citing of the sources of information must be used in any academic writing or report. You should cite the source in your text whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or copy someone else’s ideas as part of your work, and by including the reference in the list of references or bibliography at the end of your assignment. Citing and referencing is not just done to avoid plagiarism. When you cite sources, you demonstrate that you have consulted appropriate information sources and that you are familiar with the existing knowledge and ideas.

In addition, you enable the readers of your work to consult the sources you used and to verify your data. We recommend using Version 6 of the American Psychological Association (APA) style. However, other styles such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) style are also accepted, as long as they are used consistently.