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

Arch Tech Week Fall 2017

Attention all first year Arch Tech students - the 3rd annual Architecture Week is back by popular demand. Prepare to be inspired! Arch Tech week runs from Tuesday, Sept 19 to Friday, Sept 22nd.

Participate in a Design Charette take a walking tour of Toronto and learn about Architectural history, detailing, drafting and building materials.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more details.

2016-17 Valedictorian Pablo Newallo

Congratulations to Pablo Newallo, graduating with an Electrical Engineering Technician diploma, and one of two Faculty of Applied Science and Technology Valedictorians.

Pablo had great things to say about his experience at STC's Electrical Engineering Technician program. "Dan Hammond [the Program Coordinator] supported me before I even accepted the offer. He took the time to show me around STC, to explain the program and answer all my questions. He made me really want to learn at Sheridan," a decision that Pablo did not regret! "The faculty believed in me and supported me. And here I am, Valedictorian!”

With the hopes of returning to STC for an Apprenticeship program, Pablo is excited about where his Electrical Engineering Technician ​diploma will take him.

Congratulations, Pablo. An honour well-deserved.

Electric Vehicle Challenge

Congratulations to the Mechanical Engineering students who participated in the Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge on May 27th. Not only is Sheridan pioneering college level involvement in this challenge being the second College to compete, but they took first for the 24v College-level race, and placed 8th overall.

Already thinking of improvements, Electronics and Computer Engineering students are looking at putting an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi in place of a smaller, more efficient motor.

Special thanks to Lawrence Porter, Electronics Engineering Technician, for his help in pulling the Electrical Vehicle Challenge together. And congratulations to everyone who was involved in this awesome undertaking!

Chem Students on Tour

On Monday June 19th third-year Chemical Engineering Technology students visited Blue-Zone Technologies, a medical clean technologies company located in Concord.

The highlight of the visit was a tour of their demonstration plant where anesthetic gases collected from hospitals across Ontario are processed for eventual recycling and reuse. During the trip, students learned that anesthetics are potent greenhouse gases that have a 20-year global warming impact up to 3,766 times greater than CO2. They also discovered how Blue-Zone applies chemical engineering theory in its efforts to tackle this issue.

Thanks for an enlightening and informative tour, Blue Zone.

FAST Awards 2017

Congratulations to all 2017-18 Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) award recipients. We were honoured to celebrate your significant achievements at the FAST Awards Ceremony on May 30th.

Faculty awards give us the chance to celebrate the excellence of our students, our partnerships with the community and industry, and students who are bright, talented, skilled and job-ready. FAST is grateful to our awards donors for their continued and generous student support and also to our students for being so truly amazing! Your determination, ambition, dedication and commitment are nothing shy of impressive and will serve you well throughout your lives.

Congratulations to all our award recipients!

Skills Ontario Competition 2017

Congratulations to all Sheridan participants at the 2017 Skills Ontario competition last week. You not only represented Sheridan, you raised the bar for what can be accomplished.

Congratulations to all our participants and award winners and good luck in the next stage of the Skills Competitions.

Faculty Administrators

Dr Iain R McNab, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

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

Philip Stubbs, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Ricardo Hoar, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology

Dr Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships


Sep 19

Architecture Week 2017

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