School Operational Plan 2019 - 2021

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1. Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing students 5% p.aDHOS, AHOS-E, Academics
Students’ academic outcomes, as measured by progression, retention and average marks, are comparable to Faculty’s measures.On par or better than the FacultyDHOS, AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Make improvements based on comments raised in recent accreditation exercises All programsAHOS-E, EM, Course Coordinators
Achieve SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityAHOS-E, EM
Make improvements in units based on OBE/SETU commentsIncrease in SETU and OBE achievementsAHOS-E, Course Coordinators, OBE Coordinator Academics
Achieve success in external design competitions1 international and 1 national competition awardStudent Competition Coordinator
2. Increase Educational Innovation, Development and  ResearchIncrease the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia meet University-wide SETU standards3% p.a. increase AHOS-E, Course Coordinators, Academics
Implement initiatives in content/delivery/learning activities/assessments and evaluate the impact on student learning20% unitsAHOS-E, Course Coordinators, Academics
Identify high impact strategic partnerships with key organisations to enrich academic and research programs and campus positioning in the region.1 for Computer Science, 1 for Software Engineering, 1 for Information SystemsExternal Engagement Coordinator

3.  Expand the Masters Coursework Portfolio

Develop and deliver coursework Masters programs that meet the needs of region.

Develop new Master programs1 new in Master of Data ScienceDHOS, AHOS-E
Ensure sufficient enrolment in existing Masters programsAs per load target in the finalised student load planMBIS Coordinator

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

Core performance indicators CPI'111

Overall composite CPI'111 > 50%

CPI'1 external grant > 80%

CPI'1 ISI Q1/Q2 > 70%

CPI'1 GRS student>50%

AHOS-R, Academics

AHOS-R, Academics

AHOS-R, Academics

GRS Coordinator, Academics

i) Number of external grant applications

ii) Grants awarded amount

iii) % staff holding an external grant
>80% T&R staff submitted grant application
AHOS-R, RM, Academics
Number of submission for large grant application (>RM500K)≥ 1 grant applicationAHOS-R, RM, Academics
Number of successful awarded grants≥ 1 successful industry / international grantAHOS-R, Academics
Number of high quality and high impact publications and citations> 2 ISI-papers per staff
> 1 Q1-paper per staff
Increase number of citations by 10% p.a.
AHOS-R, 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.AHOS-R, Academics
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion and research outputMaintain full capacity 30 GRS
> 50% on-time completion
< 2 withdrawals
> 15 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 15% p.a. or as per load target
Timely submission of thesis by 10% p.a
GRS Coordinator, Academics
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.increase 5 points p.a.AHOS-R, GRS Coordinator, 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 campusIncrease 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.
AHOS-R, GRS Coordinator, Academics
Implement the Monash University Malaysia Talent Management Strategy 2018-2020. To fill up available vacancies in Level B/C/D DHOS, AHOS-R, AHOS-E

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%DHOS, AHOSs, GRS Coordinator, 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 channelsSchool management meetings, School meetings, committees, etc HOSs, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staffOSP, conferences, workshop, training, etc HOS, DHOS, AHOSs, SSM

1. Strengthen the Monash Student Mobility Program

Increase Opportunities for Inbound and Outbound Student Mobility, including International Internships

Increase the inbound and outbound student exchange with other Monash campuses and partner institutions by at least 10% per annum in each direction. 10% per annumAHOS-E, CM
Increase participation in Monash-Warwick Alliance in education, research and student engagementSchool to work collaboratively with ERDA on identifying opportunities for participation in Warwick allianceDHOS, AHOSs
2.  Diversity student enrolment sources Increase the international student enrolments and further diversify the source country.30% p.aAHOS-E, Academcis

3.  International Networks and Partnerships

Increase international research income

Fosten collaboration between Faculty of IT and School of IT

Increase international research income5% p.a.AHOS-R, Academics
i) Faculty-School of IT travel grants

ii) Joint PhD supervision scholarship scheme
Establlish these clearlyAHOSs, GRS Coordinator, RM

1.  Increase Involvement of Industry in Education programs

Introduce a scheme to enrich student learning via strong government, industry and alumni engagement

Increase industry engagement and alumni in education related initiatives, including guest lectures and mentorship programs5% p.a External Engagement Coordinator
Establish industry partner programs with at least five top movers and shakers per discipline. 5 for Computer Science (At least 1 in AI, 1 in Data Science, 1 in Security, 1 in IoT), 3 for Software Engineering, 2 for Information Systems External Engagement Coordinator

2. Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development

Scale up existing leadership program to enable students to enhance their leadership and enterprising skills.

Enhance learning through leadership programTop 5% of studentsSIT EILP Committee Member
Enhance learning through mentor-mentee programAll students from level 1 and 2Software Engineering Coordinator

3. Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations

Support and increase commercialisation effort

Increase industry grants and contract research projects
General of IPs, commercialisation activities 5% p.a.AHOS-R, Academics
Industry research income Achieve at least 1 contracted research by industry/other partiesAHOS-R, Academics

1. Develop an Alumni Engagement Plan for Education

Work with External Engagement to obtain philanthropic support for scholarships, mobility travel support, education research & infrastructure development and participation in education and students programs.

Ensure Alumni are included in the industry advisory panel1 alumni per program External Engagement Coordinator
Increase the number of alumni who are engaged with the School alumni network and increase the number of high profile alumni who are engaging with schools, platforms and campus. 5% per annumDHOS, External Engagement Coordinator, Course Coordinators

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%DHOS, AHOS-E, AHOS-R
Increase the percentage of female students 25% DHOS, AHOSs, Academics

3. Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

Increase diversity

Mentorship and support for early career  researcher  (ECR)Provide adequete resources and support for ECR AHOS-R, RM
Identify champions to contribute to campus diversity strategy. 1 staff DHOS


  • HOS: HOS Head of School
  • DHoS: Deputy Head of School
  • AHoS-E: Associate Head of School (Education)
  • AHoS-R: Associate Head of School (Research)
  • GRS Coordinator: Graduate Research Student Coordinator
  • SSM: Senior School Manager
  • EM: Education Manager
  • RM: Research Manager
  • LM: Lab Manager
  • CM: Course Manager
  • OBE: Outcome Based Education
  • CQI: Continuous Quality Improvement