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MACAU
Number of inhabitants 444,000
Number of architects 71
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.159‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans No
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities  
Recognised educational centers There are no architecture schools in Macau
Duration of studies  
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title   Authority that grants the academic title  
Job title   Authoriry that grants the job title  
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MACAU SAR GOVERNMENT
Law regulating profession Decree Lei 79/85/M
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description The law stipulates that the intervention of a tehcnically qualified university graduate is necessary in all kind of construction works. The law also specify that urban planning, architectural projects and supervision and co-ordination of the construction and interior design are the exclusive competence of architects.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The 'Gabinete de Apoio ao Ensino Superior', GAES, (Higher Educational Consulting Department) recognises the degrees and the Public Works Department is responsible for issuing the licence to practise.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 5 years as of completion
Source Civil code
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by The Government
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body The Government
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
ENGINEERS (Civil, mechanical, electrical) Participation in the construction process according to their speciality.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
ARCHITECTS' ASSOCIATION OF MACAU Consultation, activities, documentation, publications, exhibitions
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) Diploma in architecture as recognised in conventions between Macau and different countries, permanent residence permit
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Present application to the Government - Higher Educational Consulting Department (GAES) and the Public Works Department afterwards
 
EXPENSES
Sworn translation of documents (to chinese or portuguese), taxes
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all origins) Diploma in architecture, certificate of realised courses and the program of studies, order of recognition by the GAES, identity document, work & residence permit in Macau, certificate stating that you have not been subject of a disciplinary action.
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? Joint venture with a local registered architect

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS ARQUITECTOS DE MACAU
Av. Coronel de Mesquita, No. 2F
  Macau
Tel: 853-703 458
Fax: 853-704 089
e-mail: macauaam@macau.ctm.net
 

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