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Academic Activities

Final Term Paper - (TFG)

 The Research and Final Term Paper  is an individual academic project, divided in an Architecture and Urbanism project and a dissertation, both necessarily related to the professional attributions. It shall evidence the student’sacquired knowledge, be related to the curriculum and to his expertise in face of reality, as well as to a methodology and thematic choice. The Final Thesis academic structure comprises two semester components, named TFG I and TFG II, offered in the ninth and tenth stages. Each component is comprised of four activities: Academic Counseling, Project, Theory and Critic and Experimentation.


The supervised internship program (which is subject to the UPM General Statutes Regulation and Federal Laws, which governs the issue) is compulsory for students of the Architecture and Urbanism program.

For the Architecture and Urbanism program it must be completed between the beginning on the 1st stage and end of the 10th stage, preferably between the beginning of the 6th stage and the end of the 8th, comprising a minimum of 200 hours of internship.

The program is managed by the University administrative sector, the "Administrative Internship Area" (AAE) , which defines procedures and necessary documents for the consolidation of the registry of the three agents involved in this process: University/Faculty, Student and Company/Professional.

The internship is a very important activity for the undergraduate student of Architecture and Urbanism, as it complements his learning with a real world view through the work done in companies or public agencies. The activity aims at the professional improvement in his/her area of study, strengthening the practical knowledge of the fields gained in the classroom.

The Student internship is obligatory, not configuring an employment relationship , but entails some rights such as the receipt of a scholarship or salary, if stipulated, fulfillment of assignments and compulsory insurance against accidents, and after 1year of internship, 30-day paid vacations. The college has an Internship Coordination that supports students before and during the internship period.

The student may undertake a non-compulsory internship, with the same procedures as the compulsory internship, but not counting time to fulfill the mandatory hours.

For the undergraduate program in Architecture and Urbanism the activity of internship supervisor in the company or the professional can only be exercised, and therefore accepted for the purpose of registration of the internship contract with the AAE by professional Architect and Urbanist with professional registration in the Architecture and Urbanism Council (CAU) or professional civil engineer with registration in the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CREA). The program aims to lead the student to experience and confront the knowledge acquired in the academy with the professional practices developed in public agencies and private companies of Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering and Construction , Public Agencies of Planning and Management with the specific purpose of improving his training as Architect and Urbanist.

The program also has the training Activities Monitoring Report (RAE), a privileged source for verifying the improvement of the student  knowledge and the relation of this knowledge to the professional practice, both from the point of view of the grantor and the trainee, giving feedback on the effectiveness of the teaching and learning, from the perspective of the labor market. This report must be present as a mandatory document for recording the internship  hours fulfilled by the student, in the undergraduate in Architecture and Urbanism. 

Bldg. 10, 1st Floor / room 102

Intership Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Flavio Marcondes
+55 11 2766-7634

Administrative Assistant
Miriam Marques
+55 11 2766-7263

Complementary Activities

The Coordination of Complementary Activities and Extension of FAU organize and support the extension activities of the university unit, in compliance with Resolution 08/2016 - May 26, 2016, which regulates the Complementary Activities of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Complementary activities in the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism are guided by the general principle that the training of the professional architect and urbanist is not restricted exclusively to the academic contents developed in the classroom. This means that the training of the architect urbanist goes beyond the walls of the academy promoting the practice of a continuous and complementary learning to the professional formation. The complementary activities program promotes students' participation in teaching, research and extension activities and, in order to complete their training, the student must complete a minimum of 181 hours of complementary activities, a minimum of 30 hours in each modality being required: teaching, research and extension.


Complementary Activities

Information and Tutorials, go to:

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  • Contacts:

    Professor Phd Pérola Felipette Brocaneli

    Assistant Coordinator
    Professor MsC. Ana Paula Calvo
Extension Activities

The Coordination of Complementary Activities and Extension of FAU acts to organize and make feasible the extension activities of the university unit, in compliance with Resolution 05/2012 - February 13, 2012, which regulates the Extension of the University Presbiterian Mackenzie.

This Coordination is committed to an extension policy that contemplates the following aspects: a) that harmonizes with the principles of Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in its general aspects; b) that may involve undergraduate and graduate students; c) that it brings important contributions to the social context; d) that can contribute to the qualitative development of the teaching staff, as well as the students involved in specific extension projects, enabling them to both the professional experience and its articulation with the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the Program.

It is our goal to promote activities that expose, highlight or discuss issues related to Architecture, Urbanism, nationally and internationally, for our academic community and for citzens, with a special focus on these subjects.

  • Contacts:

    Professor Phd Pérola Felipette Brocaneli

    Assistant Coordinator
    Professor MsC. Ana Paula Calvo
Research / PIBIC

Such participation may be voluntary or supported through fellowships in the Institutional Program of Scientific Initiation (PIBIC). This fellowship program is intended to complement the graduation process, helping students to understand scientific knowledge production. Students involved in Scientific Research have practical tasks and theoretic studies to accomplish, always under the guidance of an academic supervisor.Good research practices is set high in the list of priorities by our Rector and, as such, is supported by the Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute, through fellowships from our own Research Program, MackPesquisa, and fellowships from CNPq (National Research Council).

Undergrad students can take part in Academic Research Projects in the Undergraduate Program in Architecture in Urbanism, supervised by any professor affiliated to one of the many Research Groups at FAU.

Also, students may grant fellowships from research agencies such as FAPESP (São Paulo Research Funding Agency).

For more information, contact the Research Coordinator.

  • Contacts:

    Bldg 10 (Chamberlain) - 1st Floor_room 101

    Administrative Assistant
    Jaqueline Araujo Rodolfo 
    Phone : +55 11 2766-7068

    Research Coordinator
    Professor PhD. Luiz Guilherme Rivera de Castro 
    Phone:  +55 11 2766-7068