Engineering and IT Leadership Program


The School of Engineering together with the School of IT, Monash University Malaysia, has designed a challenging and engaging program for high performing undergraduate Engineering and IT students to ensure they have leadership and employability skills to accompany their world-class degree studies.  Students who are selected for this program will be groomed to be engineering leaders of the future.

This one-year program will stimulate and inspire these future leaders, taking them out of their comfort zone while providing a supportive learning environment.  They will develop skills which will serve them well beyond the transition from student to engineering professional.

ELP 2013 Group Photo  Students balancing wood panel

 The Engineering and IT Leadership Program (EILP) will cover topics such as:

  • What is leadership?
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication and articulation
  • Motivation and success
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Networking
  • Character development
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics and integrity

The program includes a retreat, a series of expert-led workshops, field trips to companies, industry leadership engagement evenings and culminates in a participant-organised leadership summit.

ELP participants going through 'rock climbing'  Students enjoying a slow ride after raft building

Participants will benefit from the opportunity to mature and evolve through:

  • Networking with students, alumni and industry leaders
  • Personal development through self-assessment and feedback
  • Team building
  • Practical workshops
  • Experiential activities

At Monash, we are looking to provide our students with the necessary skills to develop into leaders, the contacts to build an effective support network and to understand what is required to be successful in their chosen field.  Significant monetary and in-kind contributions from industry make this program possible.  Industry is invited to make a submission detailing the type of support that you can contribute to this important program. 

Read what one of our students had to say about his EILP experience.