Statement of Ethics

Student Confirmation

CSE 1320, Spring 2002


The following is an excerpt from the College of Engineering's statement on Ethics, Professionalism, and Conduct of Engineering Students. The notes are modifications appropriate for Computer Science and Engineering courses. Read the statement carefully, sign it, and return it to your instructor. A copy of the original policy is available for examination in the Computer Science and Engineering office. Additional copies of this statement can be obtained from your instructor or the CSE office.


Statement on Ethics, Professionalism, and Conduct of Engineering Students

College of Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington


The College cannot and will not tolerate any form of academic dishonesty by its students. This includes, but is not limited to 1) cheating on examination, 2) plagiarism, or 3) collusion.



A.    Cheating on an examination includes:

1.   Copying from another's paper, any means of communication with another during an examination, giving aid to or receiving aid from another during an examination;

2.   Using any material during an examination that is unauthorized by the proctor;

3.   Taking or attempting to take an examination for another student or allowing another student to take or attempt to take an examination for oneself.

4.   Using, obtaining, or attempting to obtain by any means the whole or any part of an unadministered examination.

B.    Plagiarism is the unacknowledged incorporation of another's work into work which the student offers for credit.

C.    Collusion is the unauthorized collaboration of another in preparing work that a student offers for credit.

D.    Other types of academic dishonesty include allowing another person to use your class-assigned omega computer account or using the account for any purpose other than the work assigned in class, stealing printouts from the ACS labs or students' disk, and similar offenses.



1.     The use of the source code of another person's program, even temporarily, is considered plagiarism.

2.     Allowing another person to use your source code, even temporarily, is considered collusion.

3.     In this class, the specific exceptions given below are not considered scholastically dishonest acts:

A.    Discussion of the algorithm and general programming techniques used to solve a problem

B.    Giving and receiving aid in debugging

C.    Discussion and comparison of program output

4.     The penalty assessed for cheating on a given assignment will be twice the weight of the assignment and will include notification of the proper authorities as stipulated in the UTA Handbook of Operating Procedures.


I have read and I understand the above statement.


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