The Malaysian Ministry of Education has officially announced the offering of General Studies (GS) or Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) for all private higher education institutions in Malaysia, including Monash University Malaysia (MUM)
For MUM, GS was implemented in October 2013 intake onwards, as a pre-requisite for the awards of Diploma, Degree and one-year Honour Degree
Students are required to fulfil the following:
U1 – Ethnic Relations & Islamic and Asian Civilisations
U2 & U3 – ENG2801 (Leadership and Innovation)
U4 – ENG0002 (Industrial Training) OR Final Year Project (FYP)
This is COMPULSORY for all MUM UG Engineering students, regardless granted credit exemption, direct entry or tertiary qualifications
In School of Engineering, students can choose one discipline below for their specialisation:
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
A branching talk will be conducted by the respective Head of Discipline in September. The briefing is to explain to students on what is expected from each discipline. It is an opportunity for you to gather information about each discipline and ask questions before making your final decision
Note for international students:
If you are submitting a preference for an engineering specialisation which differs from your offer letter, you are advice to seek appointment with the International Student Pass (ISP) Office at Building 2, Level 2 or drop them an email at email@example.com
The Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) requires students to undergo the industrial training BEFORE they complete their academic studies. Students must complete 12 weeks of industrial training to be eligible to graduate. Students at the Malaysia campus must undertake their industrial training in an industry based environment. As such, Malaysia campus students undertaking research work in the university environment cannot be considered as having met the requirements of the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council. This also applies to Malaysia campus students undertaking their inter-campus exchange at Clayton campus.
The duration of the industrial training is 12 weeks of continuous training with minimum 120 credit points. Students are NOT allowed to do partially as previous years.
A Monash IBL placement is a unique opportunity for undergraduate Engineering students to apply key concepts from class in a practical, corporate setting and develop sought-after employability skills.
Students on placement participate full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22-week placement period at established partners of the School of Engineering & IT industry based learning program.
To be eligible to complete an IBL placement, student must:
This unit is available to students enrolled in the Software Engineering specialisation of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Malaysia campus who have been accepted into the industry-based learning placement program with at least 48 credit points of study accumulated for units offered by Faculty of Information Technology.
Prerequisite unit: FIT1008; have passed every unit with a 65% average across all units
For further information, kindly visit the FIT4042 unit handbook:
The my.monash portal is a one-stop personalised web page for each student and staff member at Monash. It provides a gateway to all the relevant web-based academic, administrative, social and support resources that are of most benefit to you and you can access your portal from any location worldwide via the internet.
By logging in to your portal at https://my.monash/ you can access to (to name a few):
Check your Monash email account
Check your exam timetable
Check important dates
Access to MOODLE
Check the library tab
Maps and locations
To access your own my.monash portal you will need your Authcate username and password.
Web Enrolment System (WES)
WES is a vital source of information and resource for students. It enables you to manage you enrolment and perform a range of administrative and academic activities e.g. update your postal address and emergency contact, check exam timetable, view/print unofficial academic record.
Students are advice always checked your email and correspond with the University via their Monash account only.
Once your first year units are enrolled, you will be allocated into tutorials/lab groups. All lectures commence in Week 1, whereas tutorial and labs, will normally commence in Week 2.
Students are able to view their timetable in Allocate+ on Friday during the orientation week after 12.00 noon.
Students without allocation or may have issues with their timetable, may drop by the Timetabling Help Desk locates at Room E5-4-42 from Week 1 and Week 2 (9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.) of the semester commencement.
International students must record their attendance for each lecture, tutorials and labs. Failure to record your attendance, will be considered absent.
The University is required to submit attendance report due to the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysia Immigration Department requirements.
International students MUST have a minimum of 80% attendance. If you are absent three consecutive days in a week, an absenteeism letter will be issued to you and you are expected to explain your absenteeism to your respective Head of Discipline/Course Coordinator. This will be recorded in the attendance online system.
International students who are absent due to valid reasons, must produce supporting documents such as medical certificate (covering the date of your absenteeism), death certificate (if a member of your immediate family passed away), etc.
If you fail to fulfil the attendance requirements, it may result to cancellation of student pass.
For further information, you may refer to this link:
A student whose work during a semester or whose performance in an examination or other assessment has been adversely affected by acute illness or other exceptional cause beyond their control may apply for special consideration. This will be taken into account by the board of examiners when determining the student's results for the units affected.
For further information refer to University Policy and Procedures for Special Consideration at:
Students requesting special consideration for any assessment during semester (e.g. assignments, tests, labs or presentations) are required to submit an application form directly to their unit lecturer. Students should lodge their application for special consideration within 2 working days of the submission deadline.
End of semester assessment
Applications for exam assessment
Students are to obtain the application form from the Course Management Office. In all cases appropriate supporting documentation must be provided. Students are asked to ensure that supporting documentation from a qualified professional practitioner is included. Applications for special consideration, and in particular documentation provided e.g. medical certificates, will be treated in strict confidence.
Students who have applied for special consideration for an end of semester exam will be notified of the outcome of their application via email and/or the Web Enrolment System (WES). The grade for the affected unit will temporarily appear on the student’s record as DEF indicating that the student has been granted a deferred exam. When a result becomes available from the deferred examination, the DEF will be replaced with that result. A student who is granted a deferred exam is NOT required to re-enrol in that unit, unless the outcome of a deferred exam warrants otherwise. Students who complete the final examination are not eligible for special consideration. If you are extremely unwell during the exam, you should seek advice from an exam invigilator.
A deferred examination is the only outcome from a successful end of semester request for special consideration. The results of the deferred assessment will be final. Students who complete the final examination/assessment task will not be eligible for special consideration. Deferred exam information and deferred exam dates for the current year can be found at:
Supplementary examinations, which provide a second or subsequent attempt at a unit without the need to re-enrol and repeat the affected unit are generally not offered by the Faculty of Engineering unless a student is within 12 credit points of completing the academic requirements for their degree. Supplementary assessment may be granted at the discretion of the department in which the student is studying, with a result of NS until finalisation of the assessment. If failed, the student must re-enrol in the unit. The maximum mark returned for supplementary assessment will be 50 P.
Supplementary assessment will only be granted where all of the following criteria are met:
the student is within 12 credit points of completion and the failed unit(s) would complete the requirements of the degree and
the failed unit(s) were completed within the last 12 months and
the failed unit(s) are worth no more than 12 credit points in total and
the final grade for the failed unit(s) is in the range 45-49% and
the failed unit(s) is not a final year thesis or a final year design project.
If eligible, a student should seek advice from the Course Management Office regarding supplementary exams following the release of final results.
Intermission is available to students who wish to apply to take a period of leave from their studies. If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or you wish to take time off from study for any reason, you can apply for Intermission (leave of absence) for up to a maximum of one academic year at any one time. When granting leave the Faculty retains the students place in their course.
Students should be aware that a period of Intermission is included in the calculation of time limits for completion of an engineering degree, and that special requirements may apply to international students due to student visa regulations.
If you do not re-enrol when required during your intermission period, your enrolment will be considered to have lapsed and you will no longer be a student at Monash University.
Do not confuse intermission with ‘total withdrawal’ of units or ‘discontinuation’ from a course, which means no further enrolment. Failure to do so will result in you being discontinued from your course.
If you are planning to discontinue your study, you may wish to discuss with staff of your school course management office or your lecturers. You may wish to consider applying for intermission as an alternative. Should you decide to proceed with course discontinuation, you should be aware of the strict deadlines which apply with regards to discontinuing units and courses and the financial and academic penalties that will be applied.
Local students - Form to be submitted at School Course Management Office.
International students - Form to be submitted at International Student Pass Office.
Students must ensure that they are available to attend exams for the entire examination period and should not commit to travel or other events during this time period as special consideration will not apply. Examinations are usually held after a period of 12 weeks after semester commences (not inclusive of mid-semester break or SWOT VAC). A period of SWOT VAC or ‘study break’ precedes each examination period.
Other methods of assessment which may be used in addition to end-of-semester examinations will be explained by the lecturers in their introductory lectures. The final semester result is usually an aggregate of marks obtained in tests, assignments, laboratory reports and the end-of-semester examination. The weighting associated with each component will be explained at the start of teaching and also within the unit guide on Moodle.
Examination dates (*)
February 2019 intake
Final examination period : 10 – 28 June 2019
Exam results released : 15 July 2019
Deferred examination : 12-16 August 2019
July 2019 intake
Final examination period : 4 – 22 November 2019
Exam results released : 9 December 2019
Deferred examination : 3 -7 February 2020
October 2019 intake
(*) This is subject to change
Viewing of Exam Scripts
Students have a right to be granted access to their examination scripts. This will take place in Week 1 and Week 2 of the following semester.
Students can access and print their results via Web Enrolment System (WES) once the results are released.
Supplementary Assessment Granted
Students can access and print their results via Web Enrolment System (WES) once the results are released.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
GPA is the average results of all grades achieved in your course of study, weighted by the credit point value of each unit.
For Engineering students, the HWA calculation is based on academic achievement in units contributing to the award. It is different from the University WAM and GPA. The award level is calculated on the basis of a weighted average grade.
Monash has developed student exchange agreements with universities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It has now over 100 partner universities around the world. Students who are interested must complete 72 credit points before applying, can study for one or two semesters and earn credit towards their Monash Degree, without extending their study.
For further information, you can visit the below link:
An Engineering student needs to fulfil the following requirement in order to be able to graduate from Monash University:
Successfully completed 192 credit points
Completed General Studies units for ALL students (U1, U2, U3 and U4)
Completed 12 weeks of Industrial Training and successfully completing an Industrial Training report. Industrial training must be undertaken after 3rd year of studies, obtains 120 credit points and before completion of degree studies.