Policies on Team/Individual Work, Cheating, and Copyright
This course is a teamwork-based course: a large percentage of the evaluation, in particular
the project and most of the labs, is based on teamwork.
Furthermore, all teams must have at least 3 members. This means that
- Students who do not want to work in teams should not take this course.
- Students who cannot find more than one partner wil be teamed up with other students
by the instructor if necessary.
Individual Work and Cheating
It is also expected that all individual work submitted for evaluation in this course
will be original and that each team will produce original work.
Each written assignment is accompanied by a marking sheet that is to be stapled to the assignment
handed in. This marking sheet has slots
at the top where all the team members should enter their name, student id, etc. The number
of slots on the marking sheet indicates the maximum team size for that particular
No team can have more members than the maximum team size without suffering a
- If a team decides to add extra members past the maximum size and declares these
members on the marking sheet when the assignment is submitted, the assignment mark will
be pro-rated (for example, if a team opts to have 5 members even though the maximum team size is
4, each member will receive 4/5 of the original mark)
- If a team decides to add extra members past the maximum size or if two teams submit
the same work, without acknowledging their collaboration anywhere in the submitted work,
this constitutes academic fraud, which is an academic offence described in the
Ryerson Student Code of Conduct.
The minimum penalty is a 0 on the assignment for all involved parties no
matter who is the actual author of the work. Furthermore the incident will be
reported to the Faculty of Engineerings, Architecture, and Science.
Some of the lab and assignment material may include fully or partially-coded
code modules, which have been developed specially for cps613 or copied from
When this is the case, this material will contain a copyright notice
at the beginning of the module. Our own copyright notices will look like:
Copyright (name of instructor) (date) to be used in course cps613
it is to be used as follows:
The copyright notice may not be removed under any circumstances.
Students who modify the module, should add the following line under the copyright notice:
Modified by (student name) (student id) on (date)
The copyrighted material may be used by students registered in the course in the copyright
notice during the same term as the date of the copyright notice. Students may modify the
copyrighted material as they wish and include it in their assignments, labs or projects for that term
in that course.
Any other usage of copyrighted material, including distribution to third parties,
use in courses other than the course in the copyright notice, use in terms other than
the one in the copyright notice, or use in commercial software,
without the written approval of the copyright holder, is strictly prohibited!
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