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

Architecture Week 2018

Sheridan's 4th annual Architecture Week was once again a resounding success thanks to the 125+ Architectural Technology students who engaged and the faculty who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm. The inspired thinking that came out of the week's activities was unparalleled.

The tessellation exercise was new this year, created by Wendi Morrison; its results were exceptional, with great patterning! The 1:1 detailing wall sections were fantastic, and our ingenious CADD team showcased a new activity that saw the students CADDing, printing, drawing, cutting, folding, and assembling paper cubes to build a tower. We enjoyed an inspiring talk by guests from Build for Bokma – urban landscape artists who create "skateboardable" sculptures and finally, an almost 200 people-strong engagement in our Studio 1 Design Charrette.

There were so many creative projects completed, prizing, engaging conversation and loads of laughter. The week was jam-packed with enriched learning; Architecture Week 2018 was missing nothing!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the week! It was a glowing success because of each of you!

Hackademics takes Bronze at Elevate Hackathon

Hackademics, a Sheridan club comprised of members from FAST (Bachelor’s Degree, Mobile Computing) and FAAD (Bachelor’s Degree, Interaction Design), took part in the Elevate Hackathon on Sept 21st.

The team worked tirelessly on the “Connected City” problem statement. The solution was a system that was simple, inexpensive and easily deployed to help the community with its current noise problems.

With a total of 78 Teams and over 500 developers in the competition, and as Toronto’s largest hackathon ever, the team was thrilled to have won 3rd place. Inspired and dedicated, the solution involved the development of Arduino-powered sensors installed across the city to create a real-time database of how sound pollution is affecting people in Toronto daily. By connecting that functionality to a mobile app, we can empower people with information to make decisions about where to live, work, and play.

Congratulations to Cory Da Silva and Warren Zajac, both Mobile Computing degree students and research students at the CMI working on the Tech4Life project. Congratulations to team mates Alexandra Thompson, Adam Crosby, Christina Weng, Carlo Forrest Dormiendo - what a fantastic accomplishment!

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.

Liaoning Jiaotong Polytechnic Institute visit 2018

Last week, Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, Dave Wackerlin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology and representatives from the International office welcomed a delegation from China. Liaoning Jiaotong Polytechnic Institute in China is a vocational college providing post secondary training to professionals on railway transportation management and railway equipment manufacturing.

The group discussed exploring faculty and student exchange programs, internships and potential partnerships and collaborations. The delegation was taken on a tour to the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) and enjoyed visiting all other Engineering labs and classrooms.

SecTor 2018

Sheridan's very own Information Systems Security (ISS) Program Coordinator, Nick Johnston, will be speaking on a panel at SecTor 2018, the annual National IT Security Conference.

SecTor 2018 is being held on October 2nd and 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the South Building on the 800 level. With seven tracks including technical, management, security fundamentals, tools and sponsor, the schedule is packed with exciting speakers and activities providing significant value, annually, to the security community.

2018 Camp Einstein

Our Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences crew connected with young, budding scientists at the City of Brampton's “Camp Einstein” this summer. During the month of August, campers between the ages of 5 and 11 attended one-week camp sessions where they got to make slime, learn about what chemicals do for us and our world, and explore the electric car.

Special thanks to Terry Davison, Applied Chemical and Environmental Science's Associate Dean, Agnes Sochalska and Co-op students Shelley and Simranjeet.

Arch Tech collaboration with the Small Arms Society

As engaged members of the architectural community, Ken Snell and Shannon Pirie, both frequently heard names from the School of Architectural Technology, have been significantly involved with The Small Arms Society (SAS) in Mississauga. SAS is a non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act which strives to represent the community in the preservation and re-purposing of the Small Arms Inspection Building into a Creative Hub.

The building and land, located in the City of Mississauga, were acquired in April 2017. To help address a seating shortage in the facility, students from Architectural Technology program collaborated with students from Furniture Making to produce stool-storage boxes that achieve both a period-style and functional aesthetic.

Collaborations are such wonderful opportunities to bring talent and knowledge from different disciplines together, to create. This proved to be a fun, exploratory collaboration that ended in the production of 20 units for use at the Small Arms Society.

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



Oct 13

2018 Robotics Expo

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Oct 20

2018 Brampton Tech Fair

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