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

Creative Campus Design Talk - March 21st, 2019

Interested in learning about BIM and the construction of HMC3? Join us for this week’s Creative Campus Design Talk in the HMC Gallery, Thursday (March 21st) from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Special guest speaker Lieu Dao, Senior BIM/VDV Coordinator with Pomerleau, holding a degree in Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Construction Engineering, will be speaking on the construction of Sheridan's new HMC3 building.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch and come ready to learn something from this informative and interesting session!

Information Systems Security feature in The Globe and Mail 2019

Last month, The Globe and Mail published an article featuring Nick Johnston, Program Coordinator and Professor of the Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program.

The article highlighted Sheridan’s achievement of being the first post-secondary institution in Canada to launch a degree program in cybersecurity, and how the rising importance of cybersecurity means graduates of this program have a unique and in-demand skill set that can be applied in a variety of industries.

Interactive Media Management Alumni Success Stories

The Interactive Media Management program has produced a number of successful alumni, including:

Fatima Remtullah, a Senior Product Manager at Rangle.
Clara Ghandour, the lead interaction designer for Cineplex Entertainment’s Living Room applications.
Chanelle Francis, a full-time developer at Critical Mass.
Elaine Train, a UX/UI Designer at Venngage.

These four alumni have shared their stories of entering the industry and tips for current IMM students.

2019 Sheridan Skills Competition Recap

A big thank you to everyone who participated, competed, and came out to witness the 2019 Sheridan Skills competition. This year, students participated in competitions ranging from IT Network Systems Administration to Electrical and plumbing, to Automation & Control, Machining and Mechatronics, and IT Office Software Applications.

Students showed off their knowledge of concepts learned in class, and their talents and hard work throughout the day and were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals in each competition, as well as prizes from our generous sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners and participants, and we hope to see you next year!

2019 Co-op on the EDGE feature

Co-op on the EDGE, Sheridan’s new co-op option for entrepreneurial students, allows students to complete a placement in the Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE) hub by creating their own business. This year, five out of the six co-op students represent FAST as they come from the Bachelor of Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

While they may be from the same program, the students each bring their own perspective, having different entrepreneurial backgrounds and experience, including web design, gaming, music applications and more. Keep up the good work, EDGE students!

2019 Capture the Flag Contest

On Saturday March 16, with the help of our title sponsor Security Compass, 65 competitors participated in the ISSessions Capture the Flag event, involving 98 unique cyber security challenges and prizes. The competitors formed teams, two of which were from Seneca, to work together to solve the challenges and score points to secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd place standings. The standings were:

1st Place: USSR (4th year students). Solved 56 challenges. Scored 1265 points.

2nd Place: Dr. Dongos Bigger Bongos (3rd year students). Solved 50 challenges. Scored 1180 points.

3rd Place: TAXAmanian Trolls (3rd year students). Solved 52 challenges. Scored 1070 points.

A special thanks to everyone who contributed, including Jamie Sinn, Jason Han, Elijah Tavenor, Cameron Novina, Gabe Miller, Clinton Huynh, Adam Bruik, Wesley Jones and Aaron McDonald, as well as our alumni working at Security Compass, Adam Greenhill and Bryon Hart, and BAISc Program Coordinator Nick Johnston.

Faculty Administrators

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

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

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology

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

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



Mar 14

2019 pre-IMM Information Sessions

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Mar 18

Rick Green - Innovation and Creativity

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Mar 21

Creative Campus Design Talk

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Mar 21

WISE Club - Journey from a Sheridan student to industry

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Our Faculty

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