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

Engaging students outside the classroom and making it count!

Architectural Technology's Dan Acimovic led three Architectural Technology students in a hands-on, co-curricular record (CCR) project for Habitat for Humanity. Yu Ning Su (Samma), Mackenzie Mehring and Helly Pragneshkumar Shah were instrumental in preparing building permit drawings for a renovation and an addition to an existing home in Milton, owned by Habitat for Humanity, slated to be given to a deserving family with a physically challenged child.

The project revolved around accessibility renovations and preparing existing and proposed drawings for a ground floor bedroom, a large bathroom renovation and an exterior elevation reconfiguration. Also required was the preparation of a site plan, floor plans and elevations, as well as building permit drawings, for a new exterior ramp that allowed for wheelchair access to the main floor.

Dan worked with Christina Wiggins, from the CCR office, to ensure that the student's hard work was recognized, and co-curricular credit given. What an outstanding example of how Sheridan students, as well as the community, can benefit from partnerships.

Bibliotech Provides a Searchable Database of Architecture's Industry Representatives

Juste Fanou, Architectural Technology alumni (2010) and adjunct faculty, recently launched a web app to provide architecture professionals with direct access to manufacturers' and suppliers' technical representatives.

Developed initially for industry, and with a search functionality by product or company, the Masterformat classification for each listing allows for an ease of use in an industry-standard categorization that is both convenient and familiar.

This type of searchable database is the kind of creative, technical solution that could assist students as well as professionals in searching for resources through an industry-specific database. With the ability to search by company name or by keyword, Bibliotech places industry resources at your fingertips and allows for the user to compile a list of favourites.

FAST Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Faculty of Applied Science and Technology award recipients. Year-after-year there are so many outstanding students who deserve acknowledgement. The 2019-2020 award recipient's year have gone above and beyond, serving as outstanding role models for their peers and achieving a high level of academic success.

In the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology , we take great pride in the accomplishments of our students as they prepare for their future. We are exceptionally grateful to our awards donors for recognizing how truly impressive and noteworthy our students are. We couldn't celebrate our students, to the extent that we do, without our donor's continued and generous support.

Please join us, virtually, in congratulating our 2020 FAST Award recipients.

Dr Ewa Iwanek leads multinational, multi-institutional NSERC-funded research project

Dr Ewa Iwanek, a professor in the School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences, had the remarkable experience of working with scientists from across the globe on her recent catalyst research project. Working with ceria catalyst specialist Leonarda Liotta, from Italy, and two former colleagues from Poland, Ewa realized her dream of working with renowned catalyst specialists, producing a truly multinational, multi-institutional research paper.

As part of Dr Iwanek's NSERC Engage grant, she worked with specialists and Industrial partner, DCL International, to synthesize supports for noble metal catalytic systems. Dr Iwanek's research team, including four Sheridan research assistants, explored methods that can be used to better assess and engineer suitable catalysts for modern exhaust purification systems that meet Canadian emission standards.

DCL is an important Industry leader; their mission statement "preserving and improving the environment we live in" is not only a cornerstone of their business, but a goal of the Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences professor.

The research article has just been published in the journal "Catalysts".

Advanced Manufacturing Students Impress Industry Partner, Signifi Solutions

Students in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology's Advanced Manufacturing Management program had the outstanding experience of working with Signifi Solutions, a leader in the automated retail industry, providing customizable and innovative business designs.

Three Signifi Solutions research projects were undertaken with successful results
• Plant layout and material handling optimization
• Gap analysis and implementation plan to prepare for ISO certification
• Gap analysis and implementation plan to prepare for an external Health and Safety audit as per Ontario Health and Safety regulations

In the Advanced Manufacturing Management Program, customer satisfaction is an important metric and key element of success. Feedback from the Plant Manager, after presenting their three projects, was nothing short of positive.

'All three teams did a fantastic job of staying to the scope of their project. They did a phenomenal job of capturing what we needed, and this will help us with our next steps. There is not enough gratitude we can send their way. We hope this will forge the Sheridan and Signifi relationship so we can move forward in future semesters with more students.'

Faculty Administrators

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology,
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Mark Orlando, 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

Dr. Michelle Chrétien, Director
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)



Mar 23

FAST offices operating virtually

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