UTC Portsmouth is passionate and committed to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. We specialise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing, which are key employment sectors in the region.


UTC Portsmouth delivers an exciting, stimulating and relevant STEM curriculum focused on equipping our students with the skills and attitudes to succeed in their chosen career pathways. Learning is student centered and employer informed so that there is a combined focus on students’ personal development and their education. Our world class, state of the art modern facilities include high-tech workshops, specialist equipment, the most up to date software and innovative resources. All of our students use their own Chromebook devices to support their learning in a fully cloud based learning environment.

Regular engagement with employers and partners is at the core of UTC Portsmouth. Our founding members are: The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, the Royal Navy, BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Salterns Academy Trust. Other key partners include: Land Rover BAR, Airbus and NATS. Our partners support the delivery of education by collaborating with teachers on the design of projects to contextualise learning as well as group work, site visits, work experience and seminars.

As the historic home of the Royal Navy, a natural magnet for defence industry, and with a growing community of engineering companies, Portsmouth offers the ideal engineering environment in which a University Technical College and its students can flourish.
With engineering and innovation so critical to today’s increasingly technology-fuelled Royal Navy, I am delighted we are actively involved in UTC Portsmouth. The quality of the students and the education they receive here is to the benefit of the region as a whole, and of significant national importance in a very competitive world.
— Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock OBE Second Sea Lord, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Naval Service Principal Personnel Officer