Your responsibilities

As a student of Monash University, you’ve joined an academic community that upholds integrity in all academic endeavours and you’ve committed to studying with academic integrity. This means that, when you submit work for assessment, you must adhere to the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

How to ensure your own academic integrity

As a Monash student, you’re required to:

  • study and research ethically and with honesty and integrity
  • appropriately acknowledge the work of others
  • study independently on individual assessments
  • make sure academic work is not falsified or altered fraudulently
  • take reasonable steps to make sure other students can't copy or misuse your work.

Academic Integrity module

Academic Integrity is central to building trust and confidence in the University and its community. At Monash, we take academic integrity very seriously, so we’ve produced a module to make sure you understand why it’s important, your responsibilities, and how to conduct your university studies in an ethical manner.

All students and staff can complete the module in the Compulsory Units Portal (CUP). However, the module is compulsory for most students who are beginning their studies at Monash. If you’re not sure whether you need to complete this module, check in the Web Enrolment System (WES) on the Enrolment Summary screen (your compulsory modules will be listed in the Status column).

If you’re required to complete the module, you’ll need to do this by:

  • 30 April, if your studies start in the first half of the year
  • 30 September, if your studies start in the second half of the year.

Start Academic Integrity

About the module

After you’ve completed the Academic Integrity module, you’ll:

  • understand what academic integrity is, including the difference between plagiarism and collusion
  • know why it’s important to you, the University, and the community
  • be able to deal with common situations that arise in relation to academic integrity
  • know where to find resources to help you improve your academic integrity knowledge and skills.

What you need to do

  1. Submit the agreement in the Web Enrolment System (WES).
  2. Complete the module – just make sure you do this before the deadline.
  3. Keep your proof of completion record (you’ll receive this in an email).

Record of completion

This module is not graded, so even after completion, the grade will always be 0%. Once the module is completed, your progress will show as 100% on the Compulsory Units Portal (CUP) dashboard.

If you signed into CUP with your Monash student account, your progress will also be recorded in the Web Enrolment System (WES) (it takes about 15 minutes), if you’re required to complete the module. However, if you signed into CUP using a personal email account (or you’re an MRS student), your student record won’t be automatically updated. We’ll need to merge your personal CUP account with your Monash account to get the completion of the module recorded in WES. Just submit an online account merge request.

You can check which email address is linked to your account in CUP under the profile icon in the top left corner.

What happens if you don’t complete the module

If you’re a new student, you need to complete the module before the deadline to avoid being encumbered. An encumbrance limits your access to essential University systems and services, including exam results, the library, re-enrolment, assignment submission, and graduation.

Troubleshooting help

Use this information if you’re having trouble accessing or completing the module.

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