School Operational Plan 2023-2024

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1.  Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing studentsUG 5% p.a. 
PGT 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 90% units with SETU Q8 of at least 3.8
(Remark: Might need to be revised if the SETU questions are changed)
AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Ensure all units participate in ESSFS95% 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

Develop and implement a Beyond 2020 online experience for all coursework courses to include learning experiences, open educational resources (OER) and authentic assessment.
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 versions Student satisfaction with digital learning resources averages 95%. Achieve an average of 95% agreement in relation to student satisfaction with Unit Moodle sites.AHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
3. Outstanding Student ExperienceEnhance learning through various student engagement programs (leadership, ISR, study tour etc.)25%, 37% and 50% of students in 2022, 2023 and 2024 to at least be involved in one engagement activity during their studiesAHOS-E, SEEM
 Achieve success in external design competitions1 international and 1 national competition awardSEEM

4. 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'123Overall composite CPI'123 > 50%
CPI'1 external grant > 80%
CPI'2 Papers in FQL > 90%
CPI'3 GRS student > 70%
i) Number of external grants applications
ii) Grants awarded amount
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
≥ RM36k/staff
(External grant target: 1.35 million)
Number of submission for large grant applications (>RM500k)≥ 1 grant applicationAHOS-R
Number of high quality and high impact publications≥ 2 FQL papers per staff ≥ 47% papers published in T10% journals (Citescore index) by 2023AHOS-R
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research outputMaintain full capacity 50 GRS > 80% on-time completion 70% of GRS completions with FQJL/top conference publications > 30% of GRS funded externally (Ext grants / industry support) Increase commencing enrolment by 15% p.a. or as per load targetGRS Coordinator
By December 2024, our MyRA score (based on the current glossary) will be above 90.2022: 85
2023: 87
2024: 90
AHOS-R, GRS Coordinator, RM

5.  Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

Attract high calibre research active academic staff

Maintain and review yearly


6.  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. 
invest in training, development and curriculum design programs for teachers, partnering with external providers


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

2. International Networks and Partnerships  

Undertake outstanding fundamental research and translational research that contribute to nation building in the ASEAN region.

Ensure students to have international study experience including virtual attachments                                  50% of students                                                                   AHOS-E, SEEM, EM
MoU and research collaboration activitiesEstablish collaboration with top universities in ASEAN countries and world's class top universities                                                       AHOS-R                  

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, SEEM

2. Increase industry grants or contract research projects

Industry research incomeAchieve at least 1 industry grant or contracted research by industry/other partiesAHOS-R, IEIC

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%DHOS
Increase the percentage of female students 25% AHOS-E

2.  Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

Mentorship and support for early career  researcher  (ECR)Provide adequete resources and support for ECR AHOS-R, RM


  • 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