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

CAMDT funding to support additive manufacturing

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) received $2 million grant for 3D printing research to explore multi-material additive manufacturing. The significant grant came through federal and provincial funding and industry support.

Architecture Week is coming - October 11-14, 2016

Get ready, first semester Architectural Technology students, for Sheridan's second annual Architecture Week, October 11th to 14th, right after Thanksgiving Monday. This week is an fun and different opportunity to engage, experience, learn and grow in Architectural Technology.

The highlight of the week is the Toronto walking tour where students explore Big City architecture. If you're lucky, you'll get a bird's eye view of an Architecture firm. Buses will be available with limited seating, so keep your ears open for more information.

Architecture week is so much more than the Toronto tour. With cool activities, prizes, a distinguished speaker event on the Wednesday night and a design charette, you'll find this is way more than your normal week at school.

Drystill Holdings Pilot Project Research

On October 5th, 2016 students, under the direction of the School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences Professor Manju Sunil Varghese, took part in an intensive day of testing of pilot-scale equipment constructed in collaboration with industry partner Drystill Holdings Inc.

Drystill, a manufacturer of innovative distillation equipment targets the biofuels, food and beverage and cosmetics industries. The applied research program, which started late spring and generously funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s College and Community Innovation Program, resulted in the construction, commissioning and operation of the pilot unit in the Sheridan Chemical and Environmental Laboratories.

The 6-month project culminated in a successful onsite demonstration of the commercial potential of the technology. This opportunity offered plenty of hands-on chemical engineering experience for a number of Sheridan students.

STEM Camp 2016

The School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences hosted one section of the 2016 STEM camp in July, guiding the campers through two different chemistry experiments around the Scooby Doo theme.

For the younger of the two groups (ranging in age from 5-8 years old), the ever-popular slime experiment intrigued and delighted campers.

The older age group (9-13) focused on investigative chemistry using a red cabbage pH indicator to determine the type of poison used to make fictional Major Oppenheimer “sick”.

Not only were the experiments perfectly themed but the campers had great exposure to some of the cool things Chemistry, and the School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences, are about.

A second STEM camp will be held in the Applied Chemical and Environmental Science labs in August to spark campers' interest and imagination.

Shannon Pirie

Inspirational in a learning environment, Shannon teaches to students to draw on real-life examples and pay attention to their surroundings. As an active Architectural Technology professor and Research Coordinator for the School of Architectural Technology, Shannon uses creativity in and out of the classroom to make learning relevant, engaging and inspiring.

Congratulations to all participants of the National Skills Competition

Congratulations to Kacper Lasecki, third-year Tool & Die apprentice in Sheridan's School of Skilled Trades, for earning bronze at the 2016 National Skills Competition. Kacper took third at the Skills Canada National Competition’s Precision Machining Contest.

Faculty Administrators

Dr. Iain R McNab, Dean

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

Philip Stubbs, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis and Trafalgar

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology

Dr. Farzad Rayegani, PEng, FEC, Associate Dean
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships


Oct 25

Sheridan's Mobile Computing Symposium

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