College of Engineering & Architecture Plagiarism Statement

Academic integrity is a fundamental principle that should underpin all academic activity and is an underpinning tenet of UCD Student Code of Conduct, by which all UCD students are bound. One of the key principles of academic integrity is full and appropriate acknowledgement of the contribution of others in any work. Plagiarism, which involves the explicit or implicit presentation of the work of others as the original work of the author, is a violation of academic integrity and a breach of the UCD Student Code of Conduct.

All UCD students are required to become familiar with the Student Plagiarism Policy, as updated in June 2021. This defines plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) and sets out University College Dublin’s arrangements and supports for enabling students to understand and value academic integrity and to avoid plagiarism; and to provide a framework for effective, fair, consistent and timely processes in the event of an allegation of plagiarism being made against a student. The policy includes (i) the procedures for investigating an allegation of plagiarism against a student at School and University level, (ii) the range of penalties that may be applied at School and University level if an allegation is upheld, (iii) the appeal process available to students if an allegation is upheld, and (iv) the supports available to students throughout the process.

Each School within the College operates a Plagiarism Committee for the purposes of reviewing suspected instances of plagiarism and deciding whether the matter may be resolved at School Plagiarism Committee level or whether a referral to the UCD Student Discipline Procedure is required.