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

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!

STCs 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 competitiors 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 Seconday School 200 Whitney Avenue, Hamilton.

Mobile Computing Symposium 2016

Sheridan's Mobile Computing Symposium brought industry representatives, students and faculty together under one roof to explore current mobile technologies and future mobile trends.

A successful symposium, the audience enjoyed presentations from a variety of industry and faculty speakers, and had the opportunity to interact with Sheridan student thinkers in the student poster competition.

Architectural Technology Week 2016

The 2nd annual Architecture Week was back by popular demand. From the unbelievable accomplishments in the Studio 1 Charette to the presentation by Chad Schwartz, the first part of the week was a resounding success.

The learning continued with a Toronto Walking Tour where three buses, packed with Sheridan students, descended on Toronto for an architectural tour of both buildings and architecture offices, visiting Perkins & Will. An invaluable experience, Architecture Week is becoming an anticipated and engaging mainstay of the Arch Tech program.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this fantastic week of experiential learning.

The Future of Manufacturing

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) continues to set its sights on where Additive Manufacturing is headed. Having invested more than $4 million since it began, CAMDT is anticipating future manufacturing needs and is a training playground for developing the skills to manage those needs.

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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