Fraud & Plagiarism

Stress, lack of time, a missed lecture. None of these constitute reasons to ‘stretch the rules’ and you should not be tempted to do so. You are in an academic environment where you are being educated to become an engineer with an independent mind. This includes developing an academic attitude, which involves learning to trust your own critical faculties and being assessed on your own performance. Fraud and academic misconduct, whether committed deliberately or unknowingly, do not belong in this context.

What exactly is fraud, and what different forms of fraud are there? By fraud, we mean copying, committing plagiarism, piggybacking and using fictitious research data. In more general terms, fraud means: all cases in which you suggest that something is your own work when in fact that is not the case.

Cheating? No, thanks!

We have put together the most important information about fraud and plagiarism. We hope this will help you to find the right information, tips, tricks and tools to succesfully give your exams without cheating.