School Operational Plan 2021 - 2023

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1. Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing students 5% p.a (UG)
15% p.a. (Masters coursework)
DHOS-E, HODs, MAE Coordinator, 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 standards89% units with SETU Q8 of at least 3.8 for each discipline and the School DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Ensure all units participate in ESSFS85% agreement on all statements for all unitsDHOS-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 fully online One unit per discipline use diverse and open education resources All units with lectures presented as pre-recorded bite sized versionsDHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators

3. Expand the Masters Coursework Portfolio

Develop new Master program1 program with 3 specializations - Energy and Sustainability, Oil & Fats and Industrial Engineering DHOS-E, HODs

4. Excellence in Research

Increase number of active external grants

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

Increase quantity, quality and high impact publications

Increase quality and quantity of graduate research students

Improve campus MyRA scores

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%





i) Number of external grant applications

ii) Grants awarded amount
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
≥ RM42k/staff
Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 large grant application per discipline p.a.DHOS-R, HODs, RM
Number of high quality and high impact publications≥ 2 ISI Q1-papers per staff
≥ 45% papers published in T10% journals (Citescore index) by 2022
≥ 75% papers published in Q1 & Q2 journals
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) admissions 
Timely submission of thesis by 10% p.a.
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.↑ 5 points p.a.
 Annual Target:
2022: 90
2023: 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
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 Environment

Develop and deliver 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 HOS, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staffOSP, 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

Ensure students to have international study experience50% of studentsDHOS-E,
Course Manager, HODs

2. International Networks and Partnerships

Foster collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering

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

i) Global Monash Engineering travel grants (MUA-MUM-Suzhou)
ii) Cross-campus Joint Research Centre / Hub

1 JRC/H by 2023
MoU 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, EEM

2. Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development

Increase number of staff with PEng/CEng status At least 30% PEng per disciplineHODs
Enhance learning through various student engagement programs (leadership, UROP, EWB etc.) 20% of studentsSEEM
Achieve success in external design competitions 1 international,
1 national competition award per discipline

3. Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations

Support and increase commercialisation effort

Increase industry grants and contract research projects
Generation of IPs, commercialisation activities 1 successful commercialisation (start-up or spin-off) by 2022EEM,
Industry / private research income At least 5 contracted research by industry p.a.EEM,

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

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 DHOS-R, RM
Identify champions to contribute to campus diversity strategy.  1 per discipline HODs


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
CMCourse Manager
EEMExternal Engagement Manager
SEEMStudent Experience and Engagement Manager
EACEngineering Accreditation Council Malaysia
EAEngineers Australia
OBEOutcome Based Education
CQIContinuous Quality Improvement
UROPUndergraduate Research Opportunity Program
EWBEngineers Without Borders
MAEMaster of Advanced Engineering
ECREarly Career Researcher