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

Skilled Trades represents at 'A Future that Fits'

We were so pleased to be able to represent Sheridan at the 2nd Annual “A Future that Fits” event held at the Velodrome in Milton. The event welcomed over 1,700 grade 10 students from the Halton District School Board. Students enjoyed hands-on activities and learned about Specialist High Skills Major programs as well as the successful careers these programs can lead to in this day-long event.

David Bradley, representing Sheridan College and the School of Skilled Trades, was onsite to help students explore and learn more about SHSM programming and career opportunities in the skilled trades. A big thank you to the organizers of 'A Future that Fits' for inviting us to attend and educate high school students about careers in the Skilled Trades, and to David Bradley for representing the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.

2019 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Capstone event

A Capstone Project is built into the curriculum of a student's final year of their program and requires them to draw upon the cumulative knowledge and skills they've learned throughout their post secondary studies. The students form teams and work to develop a solution to a real-world business problem. Sometimes this comes from an actual industry or community partner who benefits from the student's ingenuity, creativity and problem-solving abilities.

In December, these projects were judged during the annual Showcase event in which the students display and present their Capstone project. Mechanical, Electromechanical, Design & Drafting and Electrical Engineering (CET & EET) programs were represented, for a total of 30 teams, and judges expressed how impressed they were with the professionalism, knowledge and skills of the students, and quality of work.


2019 Applied Computing Capstones

The Capstone project is built into the curriculum of a student's final year of their program, and requires them to draw on the cumulative knowledge and skills they've learned throughout their studies. Students form teams and engage with an actual industry partner to develop a technological solution to a real-world business problem. In addition to being useful for the industry partner, these projects are evaluated during an annual Showcase event in which the students display the problem they worked on and present their solution.

Three Applied Computing programs carry Capstones: Software Development Network Engineering (SDNE), Systems Analyst and Mobile Computing. The Capstone Showcases took place in December when a total of 34 teams from 3 different programs presented their solutions.

Chemical Sciences supports Bishop Reding's STEM Conference

On November 2, 2019, the School of Chemical and Environmental Sciences participated in Bishop Reding's STEM Conference, in Milton, for middle school students. The conference was run by the Bishop Reding STEM team; a group of students looking to promote innovative and creative thinking in young minds and prepare them for a STEM-focused future.

The school of Chemical and Environmental Sciences supported this mission by providing students with exposure to a unique experiment, discussing STEM in industry, and presenting a potential pathway through post-secondary studies. Many thanks to faculty member, Uzma Ali, who was onsite at the Sheridan booth, meeting students, answering questions and demonstrating the "race-car" chemistry experiment keeping students busy for long periods of time.

Diana Wati, Chemical and Environmental Sciences' Chemical Lab Manager, also delivered a presentation educating students and their parents about the chemical sciences industry, Sheridan's chemical engineering programs, as well as the different places that chemistry is found in one's daily life.

Both the booth and the presentation truly excited students and left them with an eagerness to learn more about chemistry and ways it can change the world.

Collaboration on Eco System Art

The School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship partnered with FAAD and Sheridan's Creative Campus to create a unique greenhouse supporting an ecosystem services project. This type of project defines a truly collaborative spirit which we anticipate will be the first of many collaborations to come.

Providing welding & electrical expertise, STC was proud to participate in this inter-disciplinary project, the fabrication of which was revealed at the Skilled Trades Centre on November 22nd. What happens next? Watch for an upcoming Insider article about this project.

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)

 

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