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ARABIAN REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Number of inhabitants 74,878,000
Number of architects 19,954
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.266‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITIES
Recognised educational centers 22 DEPARTMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE at different UNIVERSITIES
Duration of studies 5 years (4 years + 1 preparatory year)
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 years
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title B.Sc. IN ARCHITECTURE, GRADUATE ARCHITECT Authority that grants the academic title Universities and/or Ministry of High Education
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Architecture Branch of the S.E.ARE
Additional notes There are other titles, such as Consultant Architect.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity ARCHITECTURE BRANCH OF THE S.E.ARE.
Law regulating profession Act nš 66 of 1974
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings, structures and installations, feasibility studies, drafting of thechinical documentation, control of the construction costs, supervision and coordination of thte construction; urban regional and national planning and development and the supervision of its realisation, landscape design, design of interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects, appraisal services, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The architects sign and stamp the projects with their licence number. For the supervision of works, a certificate must be issued to go with the building documentation.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 10 years
Source Civil code
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Insurance companies offer services to architects, contractors and clients.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Architecture Branch of S.E.ARE.
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? Yes
Organising body/ies S.E.ARE.
Description Education Programs and Workshops
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body S.E.ARE.
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
PLANNER May exercise fully the architect's profession, and vice-versa.
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
CIVIL ENGINEER Same or similar competences as an architect only in certain kind of projects.
DESIGNER Same or similar competences as an architect only in certain kind of projects.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
SOCIETY OF EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTS Education and practice development.
S.E.ARE Registration and licences.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
Law of work and S.E.ARE. regulations
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) Architectural qualification and its recognition in Egypt, 2 years professional experience, legal practice in the country of origin, clean disciplinary record, insurance policy.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
The professional body (Architecture Branch of the S.E.ARE.) has to authorise the joint venture with an Egyptian architect.
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all origins) The documents that prove the above stated requirements, curriculum vitae.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? A joint venture with a local architect.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
SOCIETY OF EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTS
30, 26th July Str. P.O.B. 817
  Cairo
Tel: 20-2-575 7515
Fax: 20-2-575 7515
e-mail: president@sea1917.org
URL: http://www.sea1917.org
 

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