Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) is Birmingham's University Technical College (UTC) based on the edge of Aston University's city centre campus. AUEA's high tech building, IT, workshops and laboratories ensure we are nationally recognised as a centre of excellence for Science and Engineering Education for 14 - 19 Year olds in Birmingham. Our unique industry based focus allows us to work closely with employers to ensure that we are meeting the skills need of the future. UTCs are now opening across the country with over 100 by 2017. UTCs are rapidly becoming the first point of call for employers looking for young Engineers and Scientists with advanced technical skills.