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

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".

2020 Virtual Site Visit for Mobile Computing

In May 2020, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program engaged in a 2-day fully virtual site visit as part of the Ministerial Consent process. This was Sheridan’s first site visit hosted entirely in a virtual format.

Special thanks to everyone who was involved in supporting these efforts including stakeholders from several areas across the College, industry representatives, faculty, students, graduates and members of the external panel.

Virtual engagement can be challenging, and the program and members of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) program review team rose to the occasion with poise and enthusiasm, fostering dynamic engagement and positive energies. Thank you to the members of our Sheridan community who contributed to making this virtual site visit a success, and congratulations to the Mobile and CTL teams on a very successful virtual site visit!

Virtual Commissioning Capstone Project wins first prize in the Electromechanical Category

To complete their 3-year program, Sheridan engineering students must successfully complete a Capstone project to validate their degree. In one particular Capstone project, a team of three students worked together, in consultation with Siemens and Inoprod, to build a digital twin of a machine, and virtually commission it to validate the automation code, machine sequence and functionality in simulation.

Siemens Tecnomatix Process Simulate, TIA Portal, PLCSim Advanced and SolidEdge software were used to build and validate the digital twin. We are so proud that the Sheridan Capstone project team not only successfully completed their Capstone project, but won first prize, in the Electromechanical category. Congratulations to Harsh Sandip, Parekh Sakshi Jangra, and Ranjana Saini for their Capstone success.

2020 MEET Virtual Lab

The School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology has revealed their first virtual reality lab to be used in the spring summer semester of 2020, and beyond. The virtual lab was built completely in-house. According to Dr. Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean of the School, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty were not be able to use the School’s physical labs, but we are committed to delivering programs with the highest quality standards.”

Dr. Andy Alubaidy designed and built a virtual reality lab to replicate our Instrumentation and Control lab at Davis campus. Virtual labs are used to provide access to various virtual equipment to inspire curiosity in students, and help them learn concepts through virtual experimentation.

Next stop... Johns Hopkins University

As a graduate from Applied Computing, Nicholas Dass was a student in the first ever cohort to earn a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science Mobile Computing degree from Sheridan.

Nicholas, and the depth of his knowledge in mobile and augmented reality-based applications which use disruptive technologies, has been further acknowledged by his acceptance into a Master's of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence at The Johns Hopkins University. Acceptance into a Master's program at Johns Hopkins University is extremely competitive as it is one of the highest ranked institutions in the world. Acceptance into a Master's at Johns Hopkins is an outstanding accomplishment and speaks to Nicholas' exceptional capabilities in mobile computing.

Congratulations Nicholas. We are so proud of the work you did while at Sheridan and we wish you limitless success at Johns Hopkins.

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 18

Remote Learning 2020

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May 14

2020 IMM Grad Showcase Online

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