What does Open Access mean in Engineering?

You must:

  • Ensure that the answers you give are your own personal work. While we encourage you to work with other students to study for these assessments, if you have shared notes and discussions with others prior to the assessment, you must still ensure that the answers you give to this assessment are your own, and that you can explain them if necessary.
  • Appropriately reference any sources that you rely on to develop your answers.

You are allowed to:

  • Use the unit notes and other resources on Moodle
  • Use Engineering software. Note that you may be asked to provide working for your solutions, refer to your assessment instructions.
  • Use a textbook
  • Use content, equations, images, properties, etc. taken from textbooks, lecture notes, research publications, websites etc. if referenced appropriately
  • Use headphones or earplugs during the assessment
  • Use your own notes and formula sheets, either hard or soft copy
  • Use a calculator (physical or software based). Note that you may be asked to provide hand calculations, refer to your assessment instructions.
  • Use the internet to research a topic (be mindful of the assessment time limit!)
  • Use reference materials from the library
  • Use paper, pens, pencils, and measurement tools
  • Use your phone, laptop, tablet or any digital device as long as you are not contravening the rules listed below

You are not allowed to:

  • Use homework help sites (for example, Chegg or CourseHero)
  • Copy answers from the internet. You should reference any sources you have used in developing your answer and write this material in your own words.
  • Use another student’s notes or formula sheets
  • Share the questions in any format with any person, website, app or online service, before, during or after the assessment (for example, Chegg or CourseHero)
  • Ask for answers in any format from any person, website, app or online service, before, during or after the assessment (for example, Chegg or CourseHero)
  • Receive help with the assessment from anybody, including friends, family members or other students
  • Look at or copy another student’s work
  • Let another student look at or copy your work
  • Work as a team (unless expressly stated in your assessment instructions)
  • Communicate with other people during the assessment (e.g. verbally, electronically, and so on) with the exception of: Exams staff, university technology and medical support services, or any support staff listed in your AAA plan. This includes:
    • You must not use collaborative software such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Discord, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc. during the assessment
    • You must not participate in online study groups or messaging groups during the assessment (e.g. Facebook unit group chats).
    • You must not communicate with unit teaching staff during the assessment (unless directed to do so by exams or tech support staff), e.g. through email or Moodle Forums.
    • You must not make or receive phone calls, text messages or emails or other personal messages (e.g. Whastapp, Facebook Messenger) while you are working on your assessment