Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

About the Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) provides a purposeful and nimble post secondary education.

At FAST, we provide practical, hands-on learning opportunities that can be carried from the classroom to the workforce. Our high-intensity and industry-renowned programs equip you with relevant knowledge and real-world problem solving skills.

From computing to engineering, architectural technology to chemistry and skilled trades, as a FAST graduate, you’ll have more opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

  • Programs 35
  • Students 7,000
  • 2013-14 Applied Computing Research projects 20+
  • 2013-14 CAMDT/MEET Research Projects 40+

Faculty Highlights

2018 Take your kid to work day

No better place for 'take your kid to work' day than a technology playground!

Halton District School Board students Liam and Adam enjoyed a tour of the Skilled Trades Centre and the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies where they got to learn about wet jet printers, millwright functions, plumbing and electrical, 3D printing and robotics.

Special thanks to Daniel Liao, Sarmad Sadik and Roman Motyka for touring around the grade 9 students.

Siemens Mechatronics Program Certification

Siemens is one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing corporations leading complex systems integrating electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. The marriage of these three engineering fields is Mechatronics and it plays an ever-increasing role in modern technology. The increased role is accompanied by demand for qualified and motivated personnel. Explore whether a career in Mechatronics is the direction for you.

Best paper award at IEEE IEMCON 2018

Congratulations to Applied Computing faculty Tarek El Salti, Mark Orlando, Simon Hood, their research students, Ryerson University Professor Isaac Woungang, and Industry partner Joseph Chun-Chung Cheung from TELUS who, as a team, won the 'best paper award' at IEEE IEMCON 2018.

Their research work on Indoor Location Services over-shadowed all of the other competition and took first place at IEEE IEMCON. The IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE IEMCON 2018) took place at the University of British Columbia from November 1st - 3rd.

IEEE IEMCON is an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to deliberate and explore issues, trends, and developments in IT, Electronics and Mobile Communications; it's a forum to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies between academia and industry.

Brampton Centenniel visits STC 2018

This amazing group of Specialist High Skills Major students from Brampton Centennial, visited Sheridan's Electrical shop on October 24th. From from 9 am – 12 pm, students completed a light switch exercise and toured the campus with Dan Hammond, the Electrical Programs Program Coordinator. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared in the fun. We always love showing off our state-of-the-art facilities!

Hackademics takes Bronze at Elevate Hackathon

Hackademics, a Sheridan club comprised of members from FAST (Bachelor’s Degree, Mobile Computing) and FAAD (Bachelor’s Degree, Interaction Design), took part in the Elevate Hackathon on Sept 21st.

The team worked tirelessly on the “Connected City” problem statement. The solution was a system that was simple, inexpensive and easily deployed to help the community with its current noise problems.

With a total of 78 Teams and over 500 developers in the competition, and as Toronto’s largest hackathon ever, the team was thrilled to have won 3rd place. Inspired and dedicated, the solution involved the development of Arduino-powered sensors installed across the city to create a real-time database of how sound pollution is affecting people in Toronto daily. By connecting that functionality to a mobile app, we can empower people with information to make decisions about where to live, work, and play.

Congratulations to Cory Da Silva and Warren Zajac, both Mobile Computing degree students and research students at the CMI working on the Tech4Life project. Congratulations to team mates Alexandra Thompson, Adam Crosby, Christina Weng, Carlo Forrest Dormiendo - what a fantastic accomplishment!

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

With increasing demand for mechanical engineering specialties in mechatronics and energy, Sheridan's School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology is responding and raising the educational bar.

Built on a CDIO (conceive, design, implement and operate) framework, the learning in this program is hands-on and practical in an industry-standard environment. On top of in class learning, students will participate in a mandatory four-month internship following which they will have an option of applying to the co-op program, adding one full year's worth of co-op work experience to their CV.

Offering an outstanding combination of theoretical and practical knowledge, the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering will be offered to the first cohort in September 2019.

Faculty Administrators

Dave Wackerlin, Interim Vice Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Terry Davison, Associate Dean
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences and School of Architectural Technology

Dr. Mardy Frazer, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Pat Burns, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dr. Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Daniel Liao, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

 

Events

Nov 20

Siemens Mechatronics Information Session 2018

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