School Operational Plan 2022 - 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 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 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 (leadership, UROP, EWB, study tour etc.)20% of studentsDHOS-E, HODs, SEEM
Achieve success in external design competitions1 international, 1 national competition award per disciplineDHOS-E, SEEM, 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 quantity and quality 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
Follow the annual agreed school and discipline disaggregated targets
Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 large grant application per discipline p.a.DHOS-R, HODs, RM
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)
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research output> 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.
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
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. HOS, 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 UG studentsDHOS-E, SEEM, Education Manager, HODs

2. International Networks and Partnerships

Fosten 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 status At least 30% PEng per disciplineHODs

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 grants 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, Academcis 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
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
MAppEMaster of Applied Engineering
ECREarly Career Researcher