Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce brings design, engineering and commerce together to share an innovative, integrated educational experience that prepares students to think critically about the world using a multi-dimensional understanding of their rapidly evolving fields. The curriculum provides students a learning framework of shared methods and a common language that prepares them to collaborate effectively and work across disciplines. The skills and knowledge gained through the Capstone Experience are relevant to today’s careers, transferable to other fields and practices, and applicable to emerging opportunities.
The Capstone Experience is the culminating academic experience for our senior students that interweaves their learning in general education, DEC core, and major field of study. Generally, the experience is a two-semester process in which students conduct rigorous intellectual inquiry (independently or in collaboration with peers) on a theoretical issue, real world problem or creative work. Students then demonstrate their research, analytical and communication skills learning through a prototype, multimedia presentation, exhibition and/or a paper. Industry sponsored projects typically require site visits and oral presentation to a panel of experts from the industry. Graduating students from Kanbar College must demonstrate the completion of the following Capstone Experience outcomes:
DEC Capstone Experience at Kanbar College: synthesis, reflection, and new pathways!