Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE) is a compulsory online module for all students about ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct that UWA has of its students.
All students at any level – undergraduate, postgraduate, onshore, offshore – who are enrolled into a UWA course, are required to complete an online module which introduces you to the basic issues of ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct that UWA has of its students.
The unit is called Academic Conduct Essentials, or ACE for short, and is available through the Learning Management System using your Pheme account. Those students required to complete ACE are automatically enrolled in the unit. Information about ACE is available in the UWA Handbook for both the undergraduate unit and the postgraduate unit.
Students new to the university environment are often unaware of the complexity of correct academic practices. The ACE unit is designed to illustrate that, even with the best intentions, students can inadvertently find themselves having committed academic misconduct. Becoming familiar with expectations as early as possible in your academic careers is beneficial as you progress through your studies.
You must complete the ACE module in your first period of enrolment. To pass ACE you need to obtain a minimum of 80 per cent in the quiz at the end of the module, but you may attempt the quiz as many times as necessary to pass.
Students’ Academic Transcripts will indicate to employers that they have either passed (UP) or failed to complete (NC) Academic Conduct Essentials.