Faculty of Engineering

Academic honesty

ACADINTA01 is a compulsory requirement for continuation in your degree. The Faculty of Engineering requires all new students to complete this course in their first year.

Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action

What is the Academic Integrity course?

An online course designed to increase student knowledge of academic integrity, university rules relating to academic conduct, and the identification and consequences of academic misconduct.

Students work through a series of modules outlining scenarios that they may encounter while studying at university. Each scenario provides information on relevant rules, resources and expected behaviour. To complete each module students must answer all questions correctly in a short Canvas test.


Benefits for students

  • To increase their knowledge about University of Auckland academic conduct rules.
  • To increase their confidence about sharing information and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Understand what academic integrity is and how to demonstrate it in their study and research.
  • Become familiar with the academic environment of the University of Auckland.
  • Understand how to use copyrighted material.
  • Understand the consequences of academic dishonesty.


What do students need to do to complete the Academic Integrity course?

  • Students must work through five online modules and pass the related module tests in Canvas.
  • Students have unlimited test attempts but must achieve 100% in all five module tests to complete the course.
  • Each module generally takes 20 minutes to complete.
  • Each module contains exercises that will provide information or scenarios to help your students with the related module test.

Please note that this is a compulsory requirement for continuation in your programme. The Faculty of Engineering requires all BE(Hons) students to complete this course in their first year. Failure to complete will block enrolment into your second year.

Likewise, postgraduate students new to the University of Auckland are required to complete this course within their first academic year of commencing their programme.