School Operational Plan 2023 - 2024

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1. Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing students 5% p.a (UG)
DHOS-E, HODs, MAppE Course Director, Academics involved in marketing
Maintain  SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityDHOS-E, EM, HODs
2. Increase Educational InnovationIncrease the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia meet University-wide SETU standards90% units with SETU Q8 of at least 3.8 for each discipline and the School
(Remark: Might need to be revised if the SETU questions are changed)
DHOS-E, HODs, Course Directors
Ensure all units participate in ESSFS 95% agreement with statements in all unitsDHOS-E, Course Directors
Ensure education reform agenda (learning experience, use of diverse education resources, authentic assessments 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 or more strategically selected fully online units per School
One unit per program use diverse and open education resources
All units with lectures presented as pre-recorded smaller sized videos
DHOS-E, HODs, Course Directors
3. Outstanding Student ExperienceEnhance learning through various student engagement programs (external desgin competition, leadership, UROP, EWB, study tour etc.)25%, 37% and 50% of stdents in 2022, 2023 and 2024 partiticpapte in leadership, UROP, EWB, study tour, student experience actitivies etc.DHOS-E, HODs, SEEM

4. Excellence in Research

Core performance indicators CPI'123+

Overall composite CPI'123 > 75%

CPI'1 external grant > 80%

CPI'2 ISI-Q1> 80%

CPI'3 GRS students >70%


Increase number of active external grants

i) Number of external grant applications
ii) Grants awarded amount
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
Follow the annual agreed school and discipline disaggregated targets

Increase number of large grants (e.g. TRGS, LRGS, flagship programs, TechnoFund, CREST, Horizon, Newton Fund)

Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 large grant application per discipline p.a.DHOS-R, HODs, RM

Increase quantity, quality and high impact publications

Number of high quality publications≥2 ISI Q1-papers per staff
Percentage papers published in T10%
journals (Citescore index)
2022: ≥45%
2023: ≥50%
2024: ≥50%
Annual publication output* will be the number of academic FTE x 2
(follow the agreed school and discipline disaggregated targets)

Increase quantity and quality of graduate research students

Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research output≥80% timely thesis submission
≥50% GRS completing with at least one Q1 as first authors
≥30% GRS funded externally (Ext grants / industry support)

Improve campus MyRA scores

By December 2024, our MyRA score (based on the current glossary) will be above 90.2022: 85
2023: 87
2024: 90

5. Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

i) Attract world class research fellows under eRAP
ii) Attract very high quality HDR students under school-specific scholarship scheme (GRES and T&R)
Maintain and review yearly DHOS-R,

6. 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, Academics
7. Excellent Career Development EnvironmentEncourage active staff engagement through transparent policies and communication channelsSMC meetings, School meetings, Disciplines meetings, committees, etcHOS, DHOSs, HODs, SSM

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

Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staffOSP, conferences, attachment, workshop, training, 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

Ensure students to have international study experience50% of UG studentsDHOS-E, SEEM, EM, HODs

2. International Networks and Partnerships

Fosten collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering

i) Global Monash Engineering travel grants (MUA-MUM-Suzhou)
ii) Cross-campus Joint Research Centre / Hub
Review on yearly basisDHOS-R, RM
Undertake outstanding fundamental research and translational research that contribute to nation building in the ASEAN regionMoU and research collaboration activitiesEstablish collaboration with top universities in ASEAN countries and world's class top universitiesDHOS-R, HODs

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 companies per discipline HODs, IEIC

2. Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development

Increase number of staff with PEng status At least 30% PEng per disciplineHODs

3. Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations

Support and increase commercialisation effort

Generation of IPs, commercialisation activitiesSuccessful commercialisation (start-up or spin-off) by 2025IEIC, DHOS-R
Increase industry grants and contract research projectsFocus our industry engagement on high value partnerships, coordinating with the Monash-wide industry engagement strategyAt least 5 contracted research from industry or industry grants p.a.IEIC, DHOS-R

1. Improve Gender Balance of Academic Staff and Students

Increase the proportion of female teaching and research staff30%HOS, HODs
Encourage more female students and staff in the SchoolIncrease the percentage of female students25%DHOS-E, HODs, Academcis involved in marketing

2. Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

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

Increase diversity

Identify champions to contribute to campus diversity strategy.1 per disciplineHODs


HOSHead of School
DHoS-EDeputy Head of School (Education)
DHoS-RDeputy Head of School (Research)
AHOS-GRAssociate Head of School (Graduate Research)
HODHead of Discipline
SSMSenior School Manager
EMEducation Manager
RMResearch Manager
LMLab Manager
IEICIndustry Engagement and Innovation Coordinator
SEEMStudent Experience and Engagement Manager
EACEngineering Accreditation Council Malaysia
EAEngineers Australia
OBEOutcome Based Education
CQIContinuous Quality Improvement
UROPUndergraduate Research Opportunity Program
EWBEngineers Without Borders
MAppEMaster of Applied Engineering
ECREarly Career Researcher