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Hee Kiat Cheong

Professor Cheong Hee Kiat

President Emeritus

Email: hkcheong@suss.edu.sg

Educational Qualifications

PhD (Structures), Imperial College, London

MSc (Concrete Structures) & DIC, Imperial College, London

B Eng (Civil) (Hons), University of Adelaide

Academic and Professional Experience

Current and Past Employment (in chronological order)

2005 - 2022
President, SUSS / UniSIM

1986 - 2005
Faculty member; Director, International Relations; Sub-dean & Dean of School; Director (Graduate Studies) Deputy President, NTI / NTU

1979 - 1980
Engineer, Ministry of the Environment

Professional Fellowships

  • Professional Engineer
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Singapore
  • Fellow, ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology
  • Fellow, Academy of Engineering Singapore
  • Fellow (Hon), Society of Project Managers


  • Pan T.C. and Cheong H.K., 1990. "Dynamic response of a Full-scale Prestressed Precast Viaduct Girder". IES Journal, Singapore, September/ October, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 75-79.
  • Cheong H.K. and Perry, S.H.,1991. "Concrete Columns With Lateral Prestressing". ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 117, No. 1, USA, January, pp. 70-87.
  • Cheong, H.K. and Macalevey, N., 2000. "Experimental behaviour of jacketed reinforced concrete beams". Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 6, June, pp. 692-699.
  • Cheong, H.K. and Zeng, H., 2002. “Stress-strain relationship for concrete confined by lateral steel reinforcement”. Journal of American Concrete Institute, Vol. 99, No. 3, pp. 250-255.
  • Cheong, H.K., Tay, J.H., Sun, D.D. and Lai, K.L.D, 2002. “Re-Utilisation of Natsteel Ltd by-product into value-added products.” Research report, Environmental Engineering Research Centre, 250pp.
  • Leong, E.C., Anand, S. and Cheong, H.K., 2004. Characterisation of ground motion in tropical soils due to transient dynamic loading”, Research report, Protective Technology Research Centre, 375pp.
  • Cheong, H.K., 2013. “Singapore’s SIM University”. Chapter 1, Quality assurance in distance education and E-learning, Jung, I, Wong, T.M. and Belawati, T., Ed., Sage Publications, 307pp.
  • Cheong, H.K., 2015. “Raising the bar, extending the reach in Singapore”. Chapter 16, Beyond 50:Re-imagining Singapore, Sim, J., Ed., Really Good Books, 296pp.
  • Cheong, H.K., 2018. “A Singapore university catering to the needs of a population amidst a volatile and changing economy.” Chapter 12, Univer-Cities Vol III, Anthony SC Teo, Ed., World Scientific, 251pp.
  • Cheong, H.K. and Chan, C, 2021. “A Singapore university serving society in a disrupted world.” Chapter 2, Univer-Cities Vol IV, Anthony SC Teo, Ed., World Scientific, 203pp.

2017 - 2022
Ex-Officio, SUSS Board of Trustees

2005 - 2017
Ex-Officio, UniSIM Board of Trustees

2009 - 2018
Member, SUTD ExCo

2012 - Present
ExCo, Academy of Engineering Singapore

2006 - Present
Member, IES Engineering Accreditation Board

2007 - 2019
Chairman, BCA Academy Advisory Panel

2014 - 2020
Member, Lifelong Learning Council

2015 - 2020
Member, National Inst of Education Council & ExCo

2014 - 2022
Member, Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) - Education Institutions

2018 - 2022
Governor, Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi)

2019 - 2022
Board Director, The Council for Third Age

By the President of Singapore

Public Administration Medal (Silver)

Public Administration Medal (Gold)

The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (COVID-19)

Dedicated Service Award 2018 in recognition of 15 Years of Outstanding Service within the MND Cluster

Public Service Division – Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship

Public Service Commission – Colombo Plan Scholarship

2016 - Present
Chairman, Singapore Bible College

2013 - 2018
Director, Grace Baptist Church

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