Plagiarism is when the words, ideas, diagrams or data of another are passed off as your own without the original source being cited or referenced. If this is done knowingly, the University considers it as Dishonest Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct.
This definition of plagiarism applies regardless of the medium in which the original material is published. The definition includes any material copied from: hard copy publications (books, journals, theses etc.); soft copy publications (available on the internet, as email attachments, copies on disk, e-journals etc.); other digital formats (e.g. audio visual, MP3s); or live presentations (e.g. lectures, speeches). Copying unpublished material (e.g. work of other students, friends) without acknowledgement is also considered as plagiarism.
The Student Affairs Unit offers further advice on cases of academic misconduct and plagiarism.
The Policy Register also has relevant policy information on matters relating to academic dishonesty and plagiarism.