About Kanbar College

Kanbar College offers an innovative and transdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that provides students with the skills and knowledge to think creatively, brainstorm out-of-the-box ideas and work collaboratively to discover innovative solutions to complex problems.


Through the integrated DEC core curriculum, students gain the added value of expertise in related fields as well as deep discipline-specific knowledge. The program retains the core learning of each major while forging new collaborations between designers, engineers and entrepreneurs. By learning in a transdisciplinary environment, students go on to be better, more effective leaders in their professions.

When the critical-thinking and creativity skills of the designer combine with the analysis and problem-solving skills of the engineer and the planning and project-management skills of the business professional, they synthesize to form a suite of expertise that makes our students uniquely qualified to address today’s real-world problems.

By bringing together design, engineering and business disciplines, Kanbar College pushes students to think beyond the boundaries of existing academic fields and focus on innovation through teamwork, collaboration and connections with industry partners while it emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem-solving skills.

This pioneering curriculum prepares students to adapt to changes in their professions, collaborate with colleagues in other fields, and excel in jobs that exist today as well as ones that will emerge tomorrow. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace through real-world experience working on industry-sponsored projects.