Industry Links - UTC Leeds

What makes UTC special is the close association and partnership we have with industry, through employers and universities.


The student experience at the UTC is dominated by industry-based projects supplied by our partners. These projects drive not only the specialist, technical elements of the curriculum but also the academic and employability elements too.

Students work in project teams to identify, explore and evaluate possible solutions to real-life engineering problems, enriching their learning from across the curriculum while building crucial professional skills. All students have the opportunity to undertake a number of roles within a team and also to participate in national competitions. Support and guidance is provided throughout, with employer partners offering mentoring and financial support to help complete the project.

Making a difference

Through project work, students have the opportunity to find solutions to problems that will have a positive social, medical or environmental impact. For example, students are tasked with finding creative solutions to utilising wasted heat from within a factory and reducing carbon emissions, or with making life-changing artificial limbs using 3D printing to help people who have lost limbs.

Developing commercial acumen

Students are challenged to create products for business that not only function and stand out technically but that would be commercially viable and succeed in the marketplace, helping to develop highly transferable business and entrepreneurial skills.

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