Teaching today’s engineering students requires innovation itself because they learn differently. Change is needed to teach them better but budgets are tight and tightening. Yet there is a spirit of co-operation afoot that could spell success for engineering colleges, helping them ‘out-compete tomorrow’. By pooling their resources, several engineering departments can create fewer but far better, more adaptable laboratories and give students wider experiences. In this whitepaper, Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Quanser Founder and CTO explains advantages of multi-disciplinary control laboratories and shares some examples.