School Operational Plan 2018 - 2020

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1. Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing students 5% p.aDHOS-E, HODs, Academics involved in marketing
Students' academic outcomes, as measured by progression, retention and average marks, are comparable to Faculty's measures.On par or better than the FacultyDHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Maintain EAC/EA/IChemE accreditation All programs DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Achieve SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityDHOS-E, HODs
Maintain quality OBE/CQI system in place.OBE system comparable to best local and public universities DHOS-E, HODs
Achieve success in external design competitions1 international, 1 national competition award per discipline AHOS-SE, DHOS-E
2. Increase Educational Innovation, Development and  Researchi) Increase the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia.       

 ii) meet University-wide SETU standards.     
3% p.a. increase  
Identify high impact strategic partnership with key organisations to enrich academic and research programs and campus positioning in the region.4 

3.  Expand the Masters Coursework Portfolio

Develop and deliver coursework Masters programs that meet the needs of region.

Develop new Master programs2 new courses - Oil & Fat and Industry Eng DHOS-E, HODs
Ensure sufficient enrolment in existing Masters programsAs per load target in the finalised student load planMAE Coordinator

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 number of industry, private and international funding

Increase quantity ,quality and high impact publications

Increase the proportion of quality publications with external co-authors

Increase quality and quantity of graduate research students

Improve campus MyRA

Core performance indicators CPI'123

Overall composite CPI'123 > 75%
CPI'1 > 80%
CPI'2 > 80%
CPI'3 >70%


i) Number of external grant applications

ii) Grants awarded amount

iii) % staff holding an external grant
>80% T&R staff submitted grant application
Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 grant application per disciplineDHOS-R, HODs, RM
Number of successful awarded grants≥ 1 successful industry/international grant application per disciplineDHOS-R, HODs
Number of high quality and high impact publications and citations> 2 ISI- papers per staff
> 1.2 Q1-paper per staff
≥ 4 papers published in journals IF above 10
Increase number of citations by 20% p.a.
i) International co-authors

ii) Co-authorship (MyRA) or publication published with industry

iii) Co-publications with external stakeholder- with non-Monash Unversity staff. (publication are based on indexed in WOS/SCOPUS/ERA)
Increase by 10% p.a.DHOS-R, HODs
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion and research outputMaintain full capacity 130 GRS
>50% on-time completion
<5  withdrawals
>50 ISI journal papers contributed by students
>30% of GRS funded externally ( Ext grants/ industry support)
> 10% increase in high quality (H1 or first class) admission
Increase commencing enrolment by 15% p.a. or per load target
Timely submission of thesis by 10 p.a.
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.increase 5 points p.a.DHOS-R, AHOS-GR, HODs, RM

5. Strategic Research Infrastructure

Obtain accreditation for the campus research facilities and laboratories to meet industry needs for testing and service quality

Lab accreditation At least 1 infrastructure platform obtains international accreditation by 2018Infrastructure Directors, DHOS-R, RM, LM

6. Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

Research and Teaching staff (EFT) should meet research performance standards approved by campus. Increase external research funding performance standards by 5% p.a.
Increase publications performance standards by 5% p.a.
Graduate Research supervision performance standards by 5% p.a.
Identify and recruit Level D/E staff to provide leadershipTo fill up available vacancies in Level D/EHOS, HODs
Implement the Monash University Malaysia Talent Management Strategy 2018-2020 To fill up available vacancies in Level D/E HOS, HODs

7.  Marketing and Recruitment for Coursework Masters

Develop and strategise plan to target the right markets

Work with ERDA to promote Masters program to the relevant authorities (SEDA, BEM) for special recognition/ accreditation. DHOS(E), SSM, MAE Coordinator
Offer bursaries to qualified MAE students/applicantsExtend 20% bursaries to IEM members/children DHOS(E), SSM, MAE Coordinator

8.  Robust Quality Management Systems

Develop and deliver excellence services to key stakeholders.

Ensure academic staff complete administrative tasks on time (non-conformance, NCR)NCR target> 80% DHOSs, HODs, SSM, Academic staff

9.  Excellent Career Development Environment

Develop and strategies excellence career development opportunities to academic and professional staff.

Encourage active staff engagement through transparent  policies and communication  channels. SMC meetings, School meetings, Disciplines meetings, committees, etc HOSs, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staff.OSP, conferences, attachment, workshop, training, etc HOSs, DHOSs, HODs, SSM

1. Strengthen the Monash Student Mobility Program

Increase Opportunities for Inbound and Outbound Student Mobility, including International Internships

Increase the inbound and outbound student exchange with other Monash campuses and partner institution by at least 10% per annum in each direction. 10% per annum AHOS-SE, DHOS-E
Increase participation in Monash-Warwick Alliance in education, research and student engagement.School to work collaboratively with ERDA on identifying opportunities for participation in Warwick allianceHOS
2.  Diversity student enrolment sources Increase the international student enrolment and further diversify the source country30% p.aDHOS-E, HODs, Academics involved in marketing

3.  International Networks and Partnerships

Increase international research income

Fosten collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering

Increase international research income10% p.a.DHOS-R, HODs
i) Faculty- School of Engineering travel grants

ii) Joint PhD supervision scholarship scheme
Maintain and yearly review DHOS-R, AHOS-GR, RM

1.  Increase Involvement of Industry in Education programs

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

Increase  industry engagement and alumni in education related initiatives, including guest  lectures, industry projects, seminars, joint supervision  of theses/projects and mentorship  programs.5% p.a HODs,
Establish industry partner programs with at least five top movers and shakers per discipline. 5 companies per discipline HODs, External Engagement Coordinator

2. Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development

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

Increase number of staff with PEng/CEng status At least 4 PEng per disciplineHODs
Maintain student-led club/societies with industry linkages1 club/society per disciplineAHOS-SE
Enhance learning through leadership programTop 5% of studentsAHOS-SE
Enhance learning through mentor-mentee program 100% of students called for APC hearings AHOS-SE
Enhance learning through Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) 5 students per discipline UROP Committee, AHOS-SE
Engage with community through Engineering Without Borders (EWB) student chapter 2 projects AHOS-SE

3. Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations

Support and increase commercialisation effort

Increase industry grants and contract research projects
General of IPs, commercialisation activities 10% p.a.DHOS-R
Industry research income Achieve at least 10 contracted research by industry/other partiesDHOS-R, HODs

1. Develop an Alumni Engagement Plan for Education

Work with External Engagement to obtain philanthropic support for scholarship, mobility travel support, education research & infrastructure development and participation in education and students programs.

Ensure Alumni are included in the industry advisory panel  1 alumni per discipline DHOS-E, HODs
Increase the number of alumni who are engaged with the School alumni network and increase the number of high profile alumni who are engaging with schools, platforms and campus.20% per annumHODs

2. 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 staff 30%HOS, HODs
Increase the percentage of female students 25% DHOS-E,HODs, Academics involved in marketing

3. Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

Increase diversity

Mentorship and support for early career  researcher  (ECR)Provide adequete resources and support for ECR  DHOS-R, RM
Implement and champion a campus diversity strategy.  1 per discipline HODs