About us

Man and woman wearing hard hats and high vis

The world needs a new kind of engineering leader. 

The AGSE at UNSW recognises that the world’s best engineers are flexible, adaptable, able to acquire new skills, and problem-solve quickly and efficiently. Whether you seek to be a world-building leader or a world-leading builder, we design postgraduate courses across all engineering fields. An exciting new path in engineering postgraduate education awaits.

The Australian Graduate School of Engineering was established by the UNSW Faculty of Engineering to redefine the future of postgraduate education and lifelong learning for engineers. The AGSE will build upon the faculty’s strong reputation and track record for excellence – UNSW Engineering is consistently ranked #1 in Australia and among the top 50 engineering faculties in the world.

AGSE – where engineers take the lead

Meet our team

Stuart Khan is the Director of the newly established Australian Graduate School of Engineering (AGSE) and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Stuart's research field is water quality and treatment, and he has published over 170 peer reviewed journal articles on issues relating to trace chemical contaminants in drinking water, wastewater and recycled water. Stuart is a member of the Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC) to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Chair of the Recreational Water Quality Advisory Committee (RWQAC) to the NHMRC. These committees are responsible for the development and update of Australian water quality guidelines, including the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Stuart is also a member of the National Water Grid Advisory Body, advising the National Water Grid Authority and the Australian Minister for Infrastructure on Commonwealth Government investments in national water infrastructure priorities.  In 2015, Stuart was named among Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers by Engineers Australia.

Megan Lord is the Academic Director of the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Industry PhD Program and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Megan attained a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Master of Biomedical Engineering and First-class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from UNSW. She is a recipient of a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2023- 2026) and internationally recognised in the field of biomaterials. She serves on the Standards Australia Committee HE-030 Biological and Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices that reviews and ratifies ISO 10993 and TC 194 and holds executive positions on national and international professional societies.

Natalia Giraldo, Project Manager Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Engineering UNSW.

Natalia Giraldo joined UNSW last year as the Project Manager at The Australian Graduate School of Engineering AGSE. She’s working on the operational development of the AGSE including the cause catalogue, business model and collaboration with The Australian Graduate School of Management AGSM.

Natalia has a background in urban planning and architecture and developed multiple transport projects in Europe such as the “Grand Paris” in France.

Patrica Karwan, Business Development coordinator, Faculty of Engineering UNSW.

Patricia is our newest member joining the Australian Graduate School of Engineering team as the Business Development Coordinator. Resourceful and self-motivated, she is committed to providing training and engagement opportunities to industry organisations and their employees.

Patricia has an in-depth knowledge of the higher education sector with over 18 year of business experience in this field. Much of her time has been working within the Engineering Faculty, building key internal and external relationships.

Contact us

Australian Graduate School of Engineering AGSE

AGSM Building G27, Ground floor office G13.

agse@unsw.edu.au

n.giraldo_valderrama@unsw.edu.au

ph:  +61 2 9348 0753