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

Industrial Mechanic Millwright Podcast 2019

Adam Melnick, host of the podcast Accidental Apprentice, will be at the Skilled Trades Centre on Friday, January 18 to tape a podcast episode featuring a panel of Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) faculty. Panelists will include Craig Brazil, Lawrence Hamilton and Brian Vintinner, program coordinator. The discussion will be focused around career journeys, career advice, and the current and future state of the industry.

The podcast aims to serve as a resource for educators, parents, students and industry members on the vast array of career options in the trades.

The Sheridan community is invited to attend the discussion, which will start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 18 in room A103 at the Davis Campus.

Women in Trades and Anna Strachan in Media Planet - Dec 2018

Sheridan’s very own Anna Strachan, Professor and Precision Manufacturing Coordinator in the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, was featured in the December 2018 issue of Women in Trades. Anna’s impressive career in the trades started at Sheridan where her interest for creating things was born, and where she has returned to share her ongoing passion with her students.

The Media Planet feature highlights Anna’s observations on the rising number of women working in the trades as well as Sheridan’s commitment to providing the opportunity for women to learn a variety of trades careers at the Skilled Trades Centre at Davis campus in Brampton, ON.

Thanks Anna, for representing Sheridan, the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships and the amazing work done by women in trades!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School visit

Students from Cardinal Leger Secondary School saw a glimpse of life at Sheridan when they recently visited Sheridan’s Davis campus. The students participated in labs, watched chemistry demos and toured the facilities to learn about all that Sheridan has to offer.

The students had many positive thoughts to share about their visit, such as their excitement over the chemistry demos. The visit was interesting and informative for the everyone, and they all noticed how welcoming and helpful our amazing staff are. Thanks to everyone who participated in the visit and showed these students our impressive facilities!

2018 Engineering Capstone Showcase

The annual Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Capstones took place on Wed, Dec 5th. This year, there were 35 projects; 20 in mechanical engineering and 15 in electrical engineering. An independent panel of judges evaluated projects and selected the 'best in class' projects as follows:

Robotic Belt Sander (Sumatt Kalra, Muhammad Salman, Amritpal Singh)
Automated irrigation system (Puneet Goyal, Gurwinder Singh Randhawa, Ali Sana, Arshpreet Kaur Bal)
Automated Chain Instalation for Monorail Appliecations (Jacek Palubinski, Steven Snow, Fayez Alaziz)
Smart Navigation Guide for Visually Impaired (Gurnoor Singh Brar, Simranpreet Kaur, Nitypreet Kaur Riar)
Renewable Energy Data Logger (James Creelman, Trevor Stutchbury, Perminder Lehl)

All Capstone students did a fantastic job in their year-end projects and we'd like to congratulate everyone for the successful completion of their year end milestone.

A massive thank you to the faculty and administrative staff who were instrumental in this event.

2018 Applied Computing Capstones

Students in their final year of the Software Development Network Engineering and Systems Anaylst programs put forth an impressive effort in their cumulative, year-long Capstone projects. The Capstone project represents a real solution to a real problem of a real client, and the student determination, spanning the full year, is significant!

The effort put into all Capstone projects was inspiring and the results notable. All Capstone students deserve a HUGE congratulations for their focused attention, motivation and tireless efforts to develop their respective solutions.

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



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