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

2018 Applied Computing Capstones

Students in their final year of the Software Development Network Engineering and Systems Anaylst programs put forth an impressive effort in their cumulative, year-long Capstone projects. The Capstone project represents a real solution to a real problem of a real client, and the student determination, spanning the full year, is significant!

The effort put into all Capstone projects was inspiring and the results notable. All Capstone students deserve a HUGE congratulations for their focused attention, motivation and tireless efforts to develop their respective solutions.

SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge 2019

Calling all Thought Leaders

Promote change and inspire innovation. The SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge wants you! An open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to identify new technology opportunities in digital computing, food security, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and the oceans industries.

The 2019 SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge's goal is to deliver a BIG idea that positively impacts Canadian lives. The idea will need to be scalable to one billion people worldwide in 10 years.

With an array of impressive prizes beyond bragging rights, if you're innovative and entrepreneurial, this is a challenge you won't want to miss!

Marco Ross thesis publication 2018

Marco Ross is a fourth year Mobile Computing Degree student who, for his thesis, delivered a research paper on developing a smart software tool that facilitates automatic identification and analysis of food-health articles for health promotions which focused on Diabetes, CVD and Cancer patients. The paper was co-authored by El Sayed Mahmoud and has been accepted for publication in the November issue of the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA).

"The best part of the program, for me, has been the focus on applied learning both inside the classroom and on our personal projects ... I would certainly recommend it to others thinking of pursuing a career in software development or computer science in general as you learn a lot of skills that students at other universities may not have. I found that to be especially true during my co-op work terms where I met students from other universities and colleges who had a strong theoretical grasp of the material but were sort of lacking on the actual coding and application side of things."

Congratulations on having your thesis published, Marco. We wish you great luck in your future endeavours!

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

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



Dec 05

2018 Systems Analyst Capstones

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Dec 05

2018 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Capstones

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Dec 07

2018 Software Development Network Engineering Capstones

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Our Faculty

Our faculty have deep industry expertise, inspiring information and a strong drive to give you a great undergraduate education.

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