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Ms Heng Kiat Sing

Lecturer in Economics
BSocSc (USM), MPA (USM), MEd (Curtin)

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 724
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B332
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Heng Kiat Sing joined Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus as a Lecturer in 2007. She has served in various academic management and leadership roles, including Associate Dean (Accreditation and Curriculum Enhancement) and Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Business – Non-accounting and Postgraduate Business courses. In terms of teaching, she has taught economics subjects for foundation, diploma and undergraduate business courses. She was also an internal auditor, Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA) Internal Audit, appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2020.

Research Interests

  • Collaborative learning
  • Economics education
  • Knowledge building
  • Quality assurance in higher education

Teaching Areas

Economics, Economic Principles, Microeconomics

Recent Media

Heng, K. S., & Sim, P. T. (2021, July 7). Quality assurance: Best practices for a sustainable future, Campus and Beyond column, Borneo Post, Sarawak Malaysia

Heng, K. S. (2008, August 13). Engaging students in learning Microeconomics, Campus and Beyond column, Borneo Post, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Heng, K. S. (2008, April 30). Teachers and the integration of ICT in education, Campus and Beyond column, Borneo Post, Sarawak, Malaysia.

  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Journal: Lim, T. Y., Heng, K. S., & Chin, M. W. C. (2023). The Pandemic and Authentic Learning in Higher Education: A Case Study in a Postgraduate Program. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, 5(4), 256-266. Retrieved from (A MyCite indexed journal)
  • Journal: Fung, C.Y., Weissmann, M.A., Phang, C. S. C., Heng, K. S., Chang, J. S. G., Sim, C.H., Lim, A. S. S., Wasudawan, K., Ki, Y. P., Su, S.I., Lim, T.Y., Ngui, L. L. H., & Lim, A. L. (2023). A Review and Reflection on Online Learning and Assessments in Higher Education after the Pandemic. International Journal Of Advanced Research In Education And Society, 5(3), 394-405. Retrieved from (A MyCite indexed journal)
  • Journal: Lim, T.-Y., Leong, C.-M., Lim, L.T.-K., Lim, B.C.-Y., Lim, R.T.-H. and Heng, K.-S. (2023), “Young adult tourists’ intentions to visit rural community-based homestays”, Young Consumers, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. Scopus Indexed Q1, ABDC B-ranked
  • Journal: Ki, Y.P., Heng, K.S., & Celeste Lau, J.W. (2022). The Impacts of Remuneration on Employee Retention and Job Satisfaction among Private Higher Education Institutions’ Lecturer. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS), 7(2), 193-221. Available at
  • Journal: Lim, W. M., Chin, M.W. C., Ee, Y. S., Fung, C. Y., Giang, C. S., Heng, K. S., Kong, M. L. F., Lim, A. S. S., Lim, B. C. Y., Lim, R. T.H., Lim, T. Y., Ling, C. C., Mandrinos, S., Nwobodo, S., Phang, C. Su. C., She, L., Sim, C. H., Su, S. I., Wee, G.W. En., & Weissmann, M. A. (2022). What is at stake in a war? A prospective evaluation of the Ukraine and Russia conflict for business and society. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 41, 23-36. Scopus Q2
  • Journal: Heng, K. S., Philip, N. A., & Tan, K. W. (2018). Student perceptions of group discussion through face‐to‐face and mobile instant messaging in an Economics subject. International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), 4(3), 15‐20.
  • Journal: Lee, M. H., Heng, K. S., & MSBS Siddiq. (2012). Environmental Disclosure of Malaysian Companies and Its Association with Corporate Characteristics. International Academic Research Journal of Economics and Finance (IARJEF), 1(4), 18 – 31 (ISSN 2227-6254).
  • Book chapter: Lim W. M., Chin M. W.C. , Ee Y.S., Giang C.S., Heng K.S., Kong M. L. F., Lim B. C-Y., Lim R.T.H., Lim T.Y., Ling C.C., Mandrinos S., Ngui L.S.H., Nwobodo S., Sim C.H. & Voong E.A.L. (2023). Neuroscience and consumer financial behaviour. In A Research Agenda for Consumer Financial Behaviour ed. By JJ Xiao & S Kumar, Chapter 17, Economics 2023, Edward Elgar Publishing, Elgaronline, pp. 225–242.
  • Book chapter: Yu, K-Hong, P., Muniapan, B., Ee, Y.S., & Heng, K.S. (2012). Politics, Business, Politics and Business, Business and Politics, etc: A One-dot Theory Interpretation. In K-hong. P. Yu (Ed.), The politics and business dimensions of governance/regimes: A one-dot theory interpretation. Heidelberg Press, pp. 33-46 (ISBN: 978-1-920889-57-9).
  • Book chapter: Yu, K-hong, P., Heng, K.S., Ngui, L.H., & Voon, M.L. (2011). International regimes and non-regimes in Confucian (Corporate) governance: A critique of Blue Ocean Strategy’s metaphor and methodology. In K-hong. P. Yu (Ed.), International (Corporate) governance: A one-dot theory interpretation (pp.75-89). Nova Science Publishers, Huntington, New York (ISBN: 978-1-61122-645-4).
  • Conference Proceedings: Fung, C.Y., Weissmann, M.A., Phang, C. S. C., Heng, K. S., Chang, J. S. G., Sim, C.H., Lim, A. S. S., Wasudawan, K., Ki, Y. P., Su, S.I., Lim, T.Y., Ngui, L. L. H., & Lim, A. L. (2023). Online Learning and Assessments in the Higher Education after the Pandemic: Stay or Scrap? Proceedings of the 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Management, Education and Technology, Malaysia, 308-316.
  • Conference Proceedings: Lim, T-Y., Leong, C-M., Lim, B.C-Y., Lim, R.T-H., & Heng, K-S. (2022, September). Intention to visit community-based homestay among young adults in Malaysia: What matters? The International Conference of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality 2022 (ICRTH 2022), Sarawak, Malaysia, 1-3 September 2022. 
  • Conference Proceedings: Heng, K. S., Philip, N. A., & Tan, K. W. (2017). Students’ perception of group work and knowledge building in an Economics unit. 3rd International Conference on Education: Models of Global Education and Education Mobility for the 2020’s, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ISSN: 2424-6700)
  • Conference Proceedings: Heng, K. S. & Sim, C. H. (2012): An illustrative application of problem-based learning in an introductory economics unit, 3rd International PBL Symposium Proceedings 2012: PBL and the Problematization of Teaching and Learning, Singapore (ISBN: 978-981-07-1552-6).
  • Conference Proceedings: Heng, K.S., Lee, M. H., & Tham, C.M. (2009): Integration of the Personal Response System in Teaching Microeconomics, Proceedings of the UiTM International Conference on Innovation in Teaching and Management of Higher Education (ICITM), Malaysia (ISBN: 978-983-41527-1-0).