School Operational Plan 2021- 2023

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1.  Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing students UG 5% p.a
MBIS 15%
DHOS, AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Maintain  SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityDHOS, EM, AHOS-E
2. Increase Educational InnovationIncrease the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia meet University-wide SETU standards 85% units with SETU Q8 of at least 3.8AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Ensure all units participate in ESSFS85% agreement on all statements for all unitsAHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Ensure education reform agenda (fully online units, use of diverse education resources, constructive alignment, authentic assessments, pre-recorded lectures etc.) implemented One unit per discipline per semester fully online One unit per discipline per semester use diverse and open education resources All units with constructive alignment based information in Moodle sites All units with at least 50% authentic assessments All units with lectures presented as pre-recorded bite sized versionsAHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
3. Expand Undergraduate OfferingsIntroduce more specialisations in computer science programAt least one more specialisation in BCSAHOS-S

4. Expand the Master Coursework Portfolio

Develop new Master programsDevelop MAI and MDS programsAHOS-S

5. Excellence in Research

Increase number of active external grants

Increase number of large grants (>RM500k) (e.g. TRGS, LRGS, flagship programs, TechnoFund, CREST, Horizon, NF)

Increase quantity, quality and high impact publications

Increase quantity and quality of graduate research students

Improve campus MyRA scores

Core performance indicators CPI'121Overall composite CPI'121 > 50%
 CPI'1 external grant > 80%
 CPI'2 Scopus Q1 > 90%
CPI'1 GRS student > 50%
i) Number of external grants applications
ii) Grants awarded amount
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
≥ RM36k/staff
Number of submission for large grant applications (>RM500k)≥ 1 grant applicationAHOS-R
Number of high quality and high impact publications≥ 2 ISI Q1-papers per staff
≥ 45% papers published in T10% journals (Citescore index) by 2022
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research outputMaintain full capacity 30 GRS
> 70% on-time completion
< 2 withdrawals
> 25 ISI Q1 journal papers contributed by students
> 30% of GRS funded externally (Ext grants / industry support) Increase commencing enrolment by 15% p.a. or as per load target Timely submission of thesis by 20% p.a.
GRS Coordinator
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.↑ 5 points p.a.AHOS-R, GRS Coordinator, RM

6.  Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

i) Attract world class research fellows under iRAP
ii) Attract very high quality HDR students under school-specific scholarship scheme

Maintain and review yearly


7.  Excellent Career Development Environment

Develop and deliver excellence career development opportunities to academic and professional staff

Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staff

OSP, conferences, workshop, training, mentoring scheme etc.


1. Strengthen the Monash Student Mobility Program Increase Opportunities for Inbound and Outbound Student Mobility, including International Internships

2. International Networks and Partnerships Fosten collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering

                                   Ensure students to have international study experience                                                                    50% of students                AHOS-S
Establish international partnerships in terms of GRS supervision and research collaboration                                                             Establlish these clearly                   GRS Coordinator

1. Increase Involvement of Industry in Education programs

Introduce a scheme to enrich student learning via strong government, industry and alumni engagement

Establish industry partner programs with at least five top movers and shakers per discipline.                                        

5 for Computer Science (At least 1 in AI, 1 in Data Science, 1 in Security, 1 in IoT), 3 for Software Engineering, 2 for Information Systems                                                                        

External Engagement Coordinator, EEM

2. Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development

Scale up existing leadership program to enable students to enhance their leadership and enterprising skills.

Enhance learning through various student engagement programs

20% of students

 Achieve success in external design competitions1 international and 1 national competition awardAHOS-S, SEEM

3. Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations

Support and increase commercialisation effort

Increase industry grants and contract research projects
General of IPs, commercialisation activities 5% p.a. or 1 IP per yearAHOS-R, 
Industry research income Achieve at least 1 contracted research by industry/other parties AHOS-R

1. Improve Gender Balance of Academic Staff and Students

Encourage more female students and staff in the School
 Increase the proportion of female teaching and research staff50%AHOS-S
Increase the percentage of female students 25% AHOS-E

2.  Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

Increase diversity

Mentorship and support for early career  researcher  (ECR)Provide adequete resources and support for ECR AHOS-R, RM
Identify champions to contribute to campus diversity strategy. 1 staff DHOS


  • HOS: HOS Head of School
  • DHoS: Deputy Head of School
  • AHoS-E: Associate Head of School (Education)
  • AHoS-R: Associate Head of School (Research)
  • GRS Coordinator: Graduate Research Student Coordinator
  • SSM: Senior School Manager
  • EM: Education Manager
  • RM: Research Manager
  • LM: Lab Manager
  • CM: Course Manager
  • OBE: Outcome Based Education
  • CQI: Continuous Quality Improvement
  • EEM: External Engagement Manager
  • SEE: Student Experience and Engagement Manager