Architeture and Urbanism (MSc)


The Professional Master's in Architecture and Urbanism focuses on the development of cities and their buildings. In order to keep up to date with the needs and requirements of the market and society, this master’s program views cities as organisms, seeking opportunities to contribute to quality of life at the urban and building scale. Topics related to innovation, sustainability and technology are, therefore, key.

Area of concentration:

Architecture and Urbanism Technology

Areas of Study Back to menu

  • Cities: Urban management and new technology processes for sustainable environment management are addressed. Focusing on the relationships between architectural design and the sociospacial impacts on the city, this line of work covers the planning and management of sustainable cities from a comprehensive perspective, involving economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

  • Buildings: This line of work explores sustainable architectural design. It focuses on the relationships between new technologies and design processes and construction as well as on issues such as design rationalization, materials technology, energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, including ventilation, natural lighting and facade protection systems.

Faculty Back to menu

Head of Program

Maria Fernanda de Oliveira
Doctor of Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Architectural Acoustics, Environmental Comfort and Building Performance.

Currículo Lattes

Academic Staff

Ana Lúcia Goelzer Meira
Doctor of Urban and Regional Planning
Fields of interest: Cultural Heritage

André de Souza Silva
Doctor of Urban and Regional Planning
Fields of interest: Urban Planning and Certification

Bernardo Tutikian
Doctor of Engineering
Fields of interest: Building Pathology, Performance and Materials

Celso Carnos Scaletsky
Doctor of Architecture
Fields of interest: Design Culture

Daniel Reis Medeiros
Doctor of Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation
Fields of interest: Certification, Sustainable Systems and Materials

Fabrício Tarouco
Doctor of Communication Sciences
Fields of interest: Creative Cities

Izabele Colusso
Doctor of Urban and Regional Planning
Fields of interest: Urban Territory Management

Marco Aurélio Stumpf González
Doctor of Engineering
Fields of interest: Performance, Urban Economics and Taxation

Assistent Professor
Adalberto da Rocha Heck
Master in Education
Fields of interest: Design and Theory of Architecture

Marluza Marques Harres
Doctor of History
Fields of interest: Urban History

Curriculum Structure Back to menu

The Professional Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism requires 30 credits.

Mandatory Courses (6 credits)

  • Introduction to Sustainable Architecture (3 credits)
  • Seminar on Research (3 credits)
  • Seminar on Research (3 credits)

  • Elective Courses – Research Field: Cities (18 credits)

  • City Territories (03 credits)
  • Urban Environmental Management (3 credits)
  • Urban Environmental Heritage and Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Sustainable Urban Design and Land Division (3 credits)
  • Accessibility and Urban Mobility (3 credits)
  • City Territories Management (03 credits)
  • Production of Sustainable Social Housing (3 credits)
  • Cultural Perspective on the Sustainable Environment (03 credits)
  • Processes and practices of sustainable design: collaborations between art, architecture and urbanism (03 credits)
  • Special Topics I (01 credit)
  • Special Topics II (02 credits)
  • Special Topics III (03 credits)
  • Elective Courses – Research Field: Building (18 credits)

  • Sustainable Building Experimental Lab (3 credits)
  • Design, Sustainability and Innovation (3 credits)
  • Performance and quality evaluation of buildings (03 credits)
  • Sustainable Buildings Design, Construction and Certification (03 credits)
  • Building Materials Technology for Designing High-Performance, Energy Efficient and Water Efficient Buildings (3 credits)
  • Building Pathology Diagnosis and Recovery Techniques (3 credits)
  • Digital Technologies and Architecture and Urbanism Design: theory and practice (3 credits)
  • Materials Properties applied to Construction (PPGEC) (3 credits)
  • Design Culture (PPG Design) (3 credits)
  • Special Topics I (1 credit)
  • Special Topics II (2 credits)
  • Special Topics III (3 credits)
  • Complementary Credits

  • Final Paper (6 credits)

Application and Selection Process Back to menu

Registration: Registration can be done online, by mail, or in person.

Selection: Classification will be based on:
a) Analysis and evaluation of documentation;
b) Interview.

Enrollment: The Graduate Program office will contact selected students to inform on enrollment.

More information: Architecture and Urbanism Technology

Special Students (non-degree study)

Unisinos Graduate Programs admit non-regular students in some courses of the professional master’s degree. Non-regular students are students from other Unisinos Graduate Programs, other higher education institutions, and undergraduate or graduate students not affiliated with any Graduate Program. This opportunity allows non-regular students to know some of the courses offered by Unisinos.

Each semester the number of available places for these courses is announced and the programs offer enrollment for students who show evidence of ability to pursue them. Therefore, they need to be approved by the Coordination Committee and register as provided in the program regulations.

Contact us for more information.


Office for the Professional Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism
Phone: +55 (51) 3591-1160
Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Room C01 318 – Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Architeture and Urbanism (MSc)