Academic Integrity

BCIT supports and encourages integrity and ethical conduct in all areas of academic work, research and scholarship. Students are expected to conduct themselves with the highest level of academic integrity.


Honesty includes trustworthiness and adherence to facts. It is a central element of learning and intellectual activity at all institutes of higher learning. Honesty includes:

Research Ethics

The Institute expects all students engaged in research, whether funded or not, and whether a course requirement or not, to adhere to the principles prescribed by the Institute and contained in Policy 6500, Research Ethics for Human Subjects; and Policy 6600, Integrity in Research.


Academic integrity requires that students do not falsely claim credit for the ideas, writing, or other intellectual property of others, either by presenting such works as their own or through impersonation.


The following activities are examples (not all-inclusive) of cheating:

Safety violations

Students are responsible to carry out their work in accordance with the established occupational health and safety policies and programs which include:

Academic Misconduct Penalties

BCIT employs a range of sanctions for academic misconduct which depend on the nature of the offense. Students may be required to sign and complete a Student Performance Contract, may be required to discontinue a given program, or may be suspended from the Institute.

For more information about BCIT’s academic expectations and procedures see: