The School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering has developed its own guidelines around student misconduct.

These guidelines explain in detail the concepts of academic merit, plagiarism, collusion and other misconduct so you can avoid actions that could lead to penalties.

By avoiding and reporting misconduct, students can help to uphold the academic standards of the University and the value of their qualifications.

You're strongly encouraged to familiarise yourself with the guidelines here and the UQ policy and guidelines available on student integrity and misconduct.  


3. Conditions for use of laboratories and facilities

The laboratories and computing facilities in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineeringare provided for use in academic work prescribed by the School only.

Improper use both inconveniences and disadvantages other users. All student laboratories are fitted with surveillance devices. Obtained information is both monitored and recorded and may be inspected by the School staff at any time.

Use of facilities by a student is granted under the condition that the student shall not:

  1. Use the facilities (either via locally or remote access methods) for any purposes other than those prescribed or explicitly permitted by the School.
  2. Cause damage to, or disable, computing equipment or other laboratory facilities, either willfully or through negligence.
  3. Allow access to his or her account by any other person (for example, by divulging his or her password).
  4. Access another person’s account.
  5. Attempt to access any computer system for which they do not have a valid account.
  6. Attempt to circumvent any form of hardware or software protection, or any prescribed resource limits.
  7. Download or transmit data not directly related to their ITEE courses.
  8. Access any other person’s files without explicit permission.
  9. Perform any action, such as the reproduction, installation or use of unlicensed software, which is in breach of the Copyright act.
  10. Install any unauthorised software on School computers.
  11. Delete or modify any School installed software.
  12. Encrypt any information held in his or her files.
  13. Smoke, eat or drink in laboratories.
  14. Lend another person laboratory keys or access cards, or otherwise compromise the physical security of a laboratory.
  15. Provide access to the laboratories to others either through ‘swiping them in’ or opening the door to let them in.
  16. Enter a laboratory either outside the times which he or she is authorised to use the computing facilities or when the facilities are signed as unavailable, regardless of whether the laboratory is physically accessible or not.
  17. Bring persons who are not authorised to use the computing facilities into laboratories.
  18. Perform any deliberate action which disrupts or adversely affects the use of the facilities by another other person.
  19. Remove any School property from any laboratory.
  20. Locking or otherwise reserving lab PC’s for longer than it takes to pick up a printout.

Students using the facilities also shall:

  1. Carry approved University identification (for example, a valid student ID card) which may be used to verify his or her authorisation to use the facilities as well as, where applicable, their proximity card.
  2. Return their proximity cards at the end of their degree to the School of ITEE office.
  3. Notify one of the following sections if their proximity card is lost:
  4. During business hours (08:30 – 16:30) – ITEE office, Room 78-425 (extension 52097 / 53984)
  5. Outside business hours – Security, extension 51234
  6. A reissue fee is charged on all replacement cards and must be paid prior to receiving it.
  7. Notify School staff if they aware that any of the above conditions are violated.

All students are expected to cooperate in using the facilities in a sensible and considerate manner.

No right to personal use exists. Accordingly, security procedures may involve the inspection of files and/or request for identification at arbitrary times.