School Operational Plan 2022- 2024

Strategic GoalsKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1.  Improve Quality of Education and Student OutcomesIncrease the number of commencing studentsUG 5% p.a. (232.5 EFTSL)
PGT 15% (19.4 EFTSL)
DHOS, AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Maintain  SETARA Tier 6Inline with UniversityDHOS, EM, AHOS-E
2. Increase Educational InnovationIncrease the percentage of units offered at Monash Malaysia meet University-wide SETU standards 90% units with SETU Q8 of at least 3.8AHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Ensure all units participate in ESSFS95% agreement on all statements for all unitsAHOS-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 per semester fully online
One unit per discipline per semester use diverse and open education resources
All units with constructive alignment based information in Moodle sites
All units with at least 50% authentic assessments
All units with lectures presented as pre-recorded bite sized versions
AHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
3. Outstanding Student ExperienceEnhance learning through various student engagement programs (leadership, ISR, study tour etc.)20% of studentsAHOS-E, SEEM
 Achieve success in external design competitions1 international and 1 national competition awardSEEM

4. Expand the Master Coursework Portfolio

Develop new Master programsDevelop MAI and MDS programsDHOS, AHOS-E, MAI/MDS Course Coordinators

5. 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 quantity, quality and high impact publications

Increase quantity and quality of graduate research students

Improve campus MyRA scores

Core performance indicators CPI'121Overall composite CPI'121 > 50%
 CPI'1 external grant > 80%
 CPI'2 Scopus Q1 > 90%
CPI'1 GRS student > 50%
i) Number of external grants applications
ii) Grants awarded amount
≥ 80% T&R staff submitted grant application
≥ RM36k/staff
(External grant target: 1.35 million)
Number of submission for large grant applications (>RM500k)≥ 1 grant applicationAHOS-R
Number of high quality and high impact publications≥ 2 Q1-papers per staff
≥ 45% papers published in T10% journals (Citescore index) by 2022
(The number of publications target: 66 with 45 in Q1/Q2 and 33 in top 10%)
Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research outputMaintain full capacity 50 GRS
> 70% on-time completion
< 2 withdrawals
> 25 Q1 journal papers contributed by students
> 30% of GRS funded externally (Ext grants / industry support)
Increase commencing enrolment by 15% p.a. or as per load target
Timely submission of thesis by 20% p.a.
GRS Coordinator
Improve campus MyRA scores by 5 points p.a.↑ 5 points p.a.AHOS-R, GRS Coordinator, RM

6.  Talent Enhancement

High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas

Attract world class research fellows under STaRship and high calibre research active academic staff

Maintain and review yearly


7.  Excellent Career Development Environment

Develop and deliver excellence career development opportunities to academic and professional staff

Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staff

OSP, conferences, workshop, training, mentoring scheme etc.


1. Strengthen the Monash Student Mobility Program Increase Opportunities for Inbound and Outbound Student Mobility, including International Internships

2. International Networks and Partnerships  

Foster collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering

Ensure students to have international study experience including virtual attachments                                  50% of students                                                                   SEEM
Establish international partnerships in terms of GRS supervision and research collaboration>= 5 collaborations                                                            GRS Coordinator                    

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 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, SEEM

2. Increase industry grants or contract research projects

Industry research incomeAchieve at least 1 industry grant or contracted research by industry/other partiesAHOS-R, SEEM

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 staff50%DHOS
Increase the percentage of female students 25% AHOS-E

2.  Connection and Belonging

Advancing ECR research career

Mentorship and support for early career  researcher  (ECR)Provide adequete resources and support for ECR AHOS-R, RM


  • 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
  • EEM: External Engagement Manager
  • SEE: Student Experience and Engagement Manager