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

High School visit to Chem Labs

On December 12, 2016 the Chemical and Environmental Laboratories welcomed students from Brampton’s Cardinal Leger Secondary School for a day of hands-on learning. A tour of the labs was followed by making holiday ornaments through the crystallization of Borax, and a competition to determine the ideal gas constant.

Thanks for joining us Cardinal Leger Secondary School. We had a great day!

10th Annual Systems Analyst Capstones

Fourteen teams of third year Systems Analyst Capstone students competed to present to a panel of Industry-representative judges.

The first Place (Andrew Perdec, Jonathan Sakowski, Kirk Moreton and Catharine Poehlman), worked with Time Group Inc. to create a mobile support system called aBode, an app which offers improved efficiency in the pre-delivery inspection process of a new home build.

The second, third and fourth teams also created efficient and successful solutions. Brij (2nd place) is an on-demand services mobile app with the goal of connecting people to services they need. Third place was earned by the Sheridan Capstone Portal, an online application for Capstone project submissions and 4th place produced an online jewelry repair system web app.

Congratulations to all Systems Analyst Capstone students for developing such strong solutions!

2016 Software Development & Network Engineering Capstone Competition

On Dec 8th, Software Development Network Engineering (SDNE) students presented their fully developed solutions to a real-time problem. First place winners, Delta Cubes (Nick Kosichek, Scott Kaye, Blake Randall, Taha Mirza), developed the Brushalot video game which promotes dental hygiene in children.

CodeBusters (Greg Wood, Muska Ahmadzai, Peter Phan, Alan Simon) produced Laddr, where volunteers and organizations connect to fill volunteer positions. DFM (John Lee, Junghun Lee, Ming Lai) developed Imprint, an educational game connecting users working on improving their coding proficiency. And Team Innovation (Gurpartap Singh, Harshveer Kaur, Jaspreet Dhaliwal) produced Skip & Buy, an app that personalizes the in-store shopping experience.

Congratulations to all Capstone participants for their hard work, effort and amazing solutions.

Great effort at FinHacks for Sheridan students

FinHacks, an Internet of Things Hackathon for the FinTech sector, hosted by TD bank and Cisco, challenged participants to develop solutions around simplifying how customers perform everyday purchases.

The Dept. of Semi-Colons team members Alan Simon, Greg Wood, Josh Williams, each from Sheridan's Software Development & Network Engineering program, and Victoria Nguyen from Sheridan's Interaction Design program developed an app integrated with Google’s Nearby API and Estimote Beacon technology which allowed customers to digitally send money seamlessly and securely to people who are geographically close. Their solution solved the issue of lengthy e-transfers and the challenges of an increasingly cashless society.

Out of 28 teams and 150 students the Dept. of Semi-Colons took second place. Way to go Sheridan students! You keep making us proud!

Sheridan Women at The Lady Hacks

Laura Martinez Guillen, Yeji (Alex) Park and Lizzie Urrutia from the School of Applied Computing, all on their fall 2016 work term, participated in York U’s 'The Lady Hacks' on Nov 19th and 20th.

Teaming up with two York students, the five women put their heads together and coded into the wee hours of the morning. They presented a live demo of the web app they created, called 'Win-Win' and earned the 'best use of Microsoft Azure' prize, one of the industry/sponsor-selected prizes.

A second group of Sheridan students, Shirin Mizan, from the School of Applied Computing and Samantha Tu from Sheridan's Interaction Design program, joined three U of T students and generated a Personal Assistant chat bot which landed them the “Best Pitch” prize from Deloitte.

Congratulations, Sheridan women. Once again, you've made us proud!

STC's First Robotics Team

George Chisholm runs a FIRST Robotics team out of the STC facilities in Oakville called 1360 Orbit Robotics.

1360 Orbit Robotics joined 34 other competitors from Canada and the US at the Rah-cha-cha Ruckus off-season robotics competition held in Rochester, NY.

After seven seeding matches, 1360 Orbit Robotics - were 19th and were selected by 3015 Raider Robotics and 4039 to be part of the Number 1 Alliance for playoffs. Wins at the quarter and semi final levels came easily. Despite a red card, mechanical problems and forfeiture of a match, the Number 1 Alliance was able to use a backup robot for the final two matches which pushed them on to victory.

The next robotics competition takes place on November 12th at the STEMLey Cup in Hamilton at St Mary's Catholic Secondary School 200 Whitney Avenue, Hamilton.

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


Nov 19

Sheridan Fall Open House 2016

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