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Academic Discipline

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In addition to the faults and penalties included in the Decree of Academic Discipline of September 8, 1954, the following are established:

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Slight offenses

  • Copy of another student's exam with or without consent.
  • Copy using unauthorized material.
  • Provide another student with the unauthorized material referred to in the previous point.
  • Plagiarize an academic work presented for continuous assessment.
  • Keep connected electronic devices during the exams, whatever their use, unless expressly authorized by the teacher responsible.


  • Loss of that course during the academic year in which the offense was committed.
  • Public warning.
  • Activities to benefit of the University community to improve the student's education.

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Less serious offenses

  • Reiteración de faltas leves
  • Una falta grave cuando a juicio del instructor del procedimiento existan circunstancias atenuantes


  • Prohibición de examinarse de la totalidad o parte de las asignaturas en que se encuentre matriculado en todas las convocatorias del año académico, con la consiguiente pérdida de los derechos de matrícula.
  • Adicionalmente, podrá acordarse la pérdida parcial o total, definitiva o temporal, de becas y ayudas de la UC3M.

Serious offenses

  • Take an UC3M exam on behalf of another student.
  • Consent that another person impersonate someone's identity for a exam.
  • Use electronic devices in a exam, unless expressly authorized by the professor.
  • Illicit access to computer systems for manipulating records and/or other evaluation documents and obtaining, removing or modifying exams.
  • Plagiarize a Bachelor Thesis (BT) or Master Thesis (MT)
  • Modify the records or any qualification document. 
  • Reiteration of less serious offenses.


  • Expulsion, definitive or temporary, of UC3M.
  • Loss of scholarships and grants of the UC3M, partially or totally, permanently or temporary.