YES. It is mandatory for all international students to record their attendance.
The Ministry of Education and the Immigration Department of Malaysia requires all international students to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance and a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 at all times.
On a quarterly basis, the University is required to report on attendance and academic results of all international students to the Ministry of Education quarterly. Given the Attendance System generates reports for your attendance rate on a weekly, monthly and semester basis, you will receive notification if your attendance rate drops below the prescribed threshold. In such event, please do ensure timely response and submission of supporting documents.
The Immigration Department of Malaysia relies on your attendance records and academic results in facilitating the renewal of your student pass. Meeting the prescribed threshold is therefore necessary. For Student Pass renewal purposes, attendance is reported on a semester basis. You may verify your attendance rate for each semester via the Attendance System. If you are unable to meet the prescribed threshold during the semester, please ensure timely submission of supporting documents.
Monash Malaysia is also required to report to the Police Department and Immigration Department on students who do not attend classes for three or more consecutive days.
1. Submission of relevant documents (eg. medical certificates, flight tickets in the event of emergencies, etc.) or other legitimate justification for not meeting the minimum 80% attendance/not attending classes for three or more consecutive days should be done via the Attendance System within 6 days upon receiving e-mail notification.
2. You should retain your original medical certificate and other supporting documents in the event these are required from you for purposes of verification by the authorities.
Students who missed classes due to medical reasons or any other reasons are required to provide a copy of valid supporting document(s) to the relevant lecturer/tutor and firstname.lastname@example.org. Student should keep the ORIGINAL document(s).
You will still have access to record your attendance. If you are unable to have your attendance recorded, please email to email@example.com and provide your Monash ID, date/time of class on the relevant unit code.
Attendance for replacement classes contributes to your overall attendance. It is your responsibility to attend all classes to maintain a minimum 80% attendance as a condition of your Student Pass renewal.
Renewal of Student Pass is at the discretion of the Malaysian Immigration Department. However, students are required to maintain an attendance attendance of 80% and WAM 50. Both are the requirements to be fulfilled.
Unit based attendance may be a requirement by the lecturer/tutor. Kindly refer to your respective teaching staff on unit based attendance requirement.