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

2019 Sheridan Skills Competition

We're so excited for our second annual, expanded Sheridan Skills competition on March 4th. Previously a Skilled Trades event, this year we'll be introducing competitions in Applied Computing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology and Business. Taking place at Davis Campus we will enjoy a day of witnessing and celebrating the accomplishments of our student competitors.

A full day event, participants will compete in discipline-specific competitions putting their skills and knowledge to the test. With competitions ranging from IT Network Systems Administration to Electrical and plumbing, to Automation & Control, Machining and Mechatronics, and IT Office Software Applications the day will be filled with camaraderie, excitement and application of concepts learned.

Creative Campus Design Talk - January 24th, 2019

Interested in learning from the experts of construction site safety? Join us for this week’s Creative Campus Design Talk in the HMC Gallery, this Thursday (Feb 14th) from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Special guest speakers from project teams at Pomerleau, and our own Sheridan Facilities and Sheridan Health and Safety experts will teach us how to plan for an accident-free construction site, drawing from their own experiences during the construction of the new HMC Student Centre, and how they ensure everyone stays safe in our busy community.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch and come ready to learn something new during this informative session!

Congratulations Zoya Yahya

Fourth year Interior Design student and Architectural Technology graduate Zoya Yahya has been announced as the winner of the Bullock + Wood Design Student Award for 2018.

After graduating from Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program, Zoya decided to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and is already succeeding in her new endeavour with this award. Each year, Interior Design students across the province submit their work to the Bullock + Wood Design challenge, which is judged by their staff.
Congratulations on representing Sheridan, and both the Interior Design and Architectural Technology programs with this fantastic achievement, Zoya!

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!

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

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Interim Vice Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology

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

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



Feb 14

2019 Creative Campus Construction Site Safety

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Mar 04

2019 Sheridan Skills Competition

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