Referencing and Fraud


Right from the start, all students are expected to apply the rules for references and quotations very precisely in all their texts, reports, articles and essays. Many courses include special instruction on this, e.g. in Written Reports courses. As a reminder, and for those students who do not receive special instruction within their curriculum, this text clearly explains the rules. It also clarifies the situation for teaching staff as to what they can expect from students. If you are in doubt as to how to deal with sources correctly, consult the information given below.

Do not run the risk of being accused of plagiarism!

Using extracts from othersā€™ texts without correctly quoting the source in texts and bibliographies is plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and is not tolerated in an academic environment. Anything which applies to written text also applies to ideas, diagrams, figures and other data. It is largely irrelevant whether their incorrect use is due to negligence or a deliberate attempt to cheat: negligence conflicts with the expectations of an academic course to the extent that the question of whether the plagiarism is deliberate or accidental is not really an issue.

Attention: Also if you refer to extracts from text you have written yourself, for example in a paper for another course, you have to quote correctly. See also the last question of the FAQ. More TPM information on cheating and fraud, such as the information brochure, procedure and sanctions can be found via tab Fraude en plagiaat

Fraud and Plagiarism

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) pursues an active policy against fraude (including cheating, plagiarism and failure to contribute to group assignments).
A special information booklet has been drawn up for students.

Please click on the link below to download the booklet.

Fraud procedure faculty TPM

In cases of suspected fraude the examiner should always send a written report to the Board of Examiners.

The decision of the Board of Examiners is reported in writing to the student and the examiner.
Students can appeal against the decision within 6 weeks through the TU Delft Examination Appeals Board.

Please click on the link below to download complete procedure.