School Operational Plan 2020 - 2022

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 student average mark, student progression rate and student retention rate to be at or above overall Monash University rateOn par or better than the FacultyDHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Achieve SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityDHOS-E, EM, HODs
Achieve success in external design competitions1 international, 1 national competition award per discipline AHOS-SE, Academics involved in competitions
2. Increase Educational Innovation, Development and  ResearchIncrease the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia meet University-wide SETU standards3% p.a for each discipline and the School DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators, Academics
Identify high impact strategic partnerships with key organisations to enrich academic and research programs and campus positioning in the region.1 connection per disciplineHODs

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 (>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 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%

DHOS-R, Academics

DHOS-R, HODs, Academics

DHOS-R, HODs, Academics,

AHOS-GR, DHOS-R, HODs, Academics

i) Number of external grant applications

ii) Grants awarded amount

iii) % staff holding an external grant
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
≥ RM32k/staff
≥ 80%
DHOS-R, HODs, RM, EEM, Academics
Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 grant application per disciplineDHOS-R, HODs, RM, Academics
Number of successful awarded grants≥ 1 successful industry/international grant application per disciplineDHOS-R, HODs, Academics, RM, EEM
Number of high quality and high impact publications and citations≥ 2 ISI Q1-papers per staff
≥ 45% papers published in T10% journals (Citescore index) by 2022
≥ 75% papers published in Q1 & Q2 journals
Increase number of citations by 20% p.a.
DHOS-R, HODs, RM, Academics
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, Academics
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 
Increase commencing enrolment by 10% p.a. or per load target
Timely submission of thesis by 10% p.a.
AHOS-GR, DHOS-R, RM, Academics
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.Increase 5 points p.a.DHOS-R, AHOS-GR, HODs, RM

5. Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

Research and Teaching staff (EFT) 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.
DHOS-R, AHOS-GR, HODs, Academics
Implement the Monash University Malaysia Talent Management Strategy 2018-2020 To fill up available vacancies in Level D/E HOS, HODs

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 excellent 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 studentsSEEM
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

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

Increase international research income5% p.a.DHOS-R, HODs, RM, EEM, Academics
i) Faculty-School of Engineering travel grants
ii) Joint PhD supervision scholarship scheme
Maintain and yearly review DHOS-R, AHOS-GR, RM
MoU and research collaboration activitiesEstablish collaboration with top universities in ASEAN countriesDHOS-R, HODs, Academics

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 4 PEng per disciplineHODs
Enhance learning through various student engagement programs (leadership, UROP, EWB etc.)20% of studentsSEEM
Establish an international mobility program 40 participating students per year SEEM

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. or 4 IPs filed per yearDHOS-R, EEM, Academics
Industry / private research income Achieve at least 10 contracted research by industry/other partiesDHOS-R, HODs, EEM, Academics

1. Develop an Alumni Engagement Plan for Education

Ensure Alumni are included in the industry advisory panelAt least 2 alumni per discipline DHOS-E, HODs

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 adequate 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)
AHOS-SEAssociate Head of School (Student Experience)
HODHead of Discipline
SSMSenior School Manager
EMEducation Manager
RMResearch Manager
LMLab Manager
CMCourse Manager
EEMExternal 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