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Ir. Dr. Elizabeth Chong Eu Mee

Head of Department – Civil Engineering,Lecturer
B.Eng (Civil)(Hons), M.Eng (Civil), PhD (Swinburne), CPEng, Grad. IEM

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 643
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E317, Building E, FECS
Email: echong@swinburne.edu.my


Elizabeth obtained her B.Eng and M.Eng from University Teknologi Malaysia. Upon graduation, she worked briefly with the then INTI International University College before embarking her career with Swinburne University of Technology.  She has supervised many industrial-based final year research projects and had been an academic supervisor for industrial placement. She has been actively involved with industry-linked projects, particularly on road and transportation.  Among the notable project that she has worked on was the city-wide Kuching Traffic Study project, in collaboration with local and international consultants. She is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Australia and an International Professional Engineer with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  She has also contributed positively to the engineering community through her role as the Secretary cum Treasurer for the Graduate Section of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (Sarawak Branch). While working full-time, she completed her PhD in the field of deep excavation and soil-structure interaction.

Research Interests

  • Deep Excavation and Soil-structure Interaction;
  • Transport modelling
  • Pavement materials

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer and Member, Engineers Australia
  • APEC Engineer, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Engineers, Malaysia

PhD / Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail echong@swinburne.edu.my for more information.

Research Grants

Industrial Grant from JKR Sarawak (2020)
Title: Evaluation of Road Accident Causes in Kuching – Phase 1

Industrial Grant from PPES Works (2017)
Title: Benefits and Impacts of Roundabout with Shallow Underpasses

Learning Futures Scholarship Program Seed Funding grant (2015)
Title: Using social media to enhance learning outcomes in transport engineering courses


  • Chong, EE-M & Ong, DE-L 2020, ‘Data-Driven Field Observational Method of a Contiguous Bored Pile Wall System Affected by Accidental Groundwater Drawdown’, Geosciences, vol. 10, no. 7, p. 268.
  • Ng, B & Chong, EEM 2019, ‘Implementation of Shallow Underpasses at and Urban Roundabout’, International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 375-382.
  • Dia, H, Hassan, R & Chong, EEM 2017, ‘Using social media to enhance learning outcomes in transportation engineering courses’, ITE Journal, vol. 87, no. 12, pp. 39-43.
  • Chong, E.E.M. and Ong, D.E.L. (2014). “Effects of localized dewatering and corner on the behavior of tied-back contiguous bored piled (CBP) wall in Kuching City”. Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics., F. Oka, A. Murakami, R. Uzuoka and S. Kimoto (eds.); CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Balkema, London, pp.1213-1219.