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

Information Systems Security feature in The Globe and Mail 2019

Last month, The Globe and Mail published an article featuring Nick Johnston, Program Coordinator and Professor of the Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program.

The article highlighted Sheridan’s achievement of being the first post-secondary institution in Canada to launch a degree program in cybersecurity. The rising importance of cybersecurity means graduates of this program have a unique and in-demand skill set that can be applied in a variety of industries.

Interactive Media Management Alumni Success Stories

The Interactive Media Management program has produced a number of successful alumni, including:

Fatima Remtullah, a Senior Product Manager at Rangle.
Clara Ghandour, the lead interaction designer for Cineplex Entertainment’s Living Room applications.
Chanelle Francis, a full-time developer at Critical Mass.
Elaine Train, a UX/UI Designer at Venngage.

These four alumni have shared their stories of entering the industry and tips for current IMM students.

2019 Sheridan Skills Competition Recap

A big thank you to everyone who participated, competed, and came out to witness the 2019 Sheridan Skills competition. This year, students participated in competitions ranging from IT Network Systems Administration to Electrical and plumbing, to Automation & Control, Machining and Mechatronics, and IT Office Software Applications.

Students showed off their knowledge of concepts learned in class, and their talents and hard work throughout the day and were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals in each competition, as well as prizes from our generous sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners and participants, and we hope to see you next year!

2019 Co-op on the EDGE feature

Co-op on the EDGE, Sheridan’s new co-op option for entrepreneurial students, allows students to complete a placement in the Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE) hub by creating their own business. This year, five out of the six co-op students represent FAST as they come from the Bachelor of Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

While they may be from the same program, the students each bring their own perspective, having different entrepreneurial backgrounds and experience, including web design, gaming, music applications and more. Keep up the good work, EDGE students!

2019 Capture the Flag Contest

On Saturday March 16, with the help of our title sponsor Security Compass, 65 competitors participated in the ISSessions Capture the Flag event, involving 98 unique cyber security challenges and prizes. The competitors formed teams, two of which were from Seneca, to work together to solve the challenges and score points to secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd place standings. The standings were:

1st Place: USSR (4th year students). Solved 56 challenges. Scored 1265 points.

2nd Place: Dr. Dongos Bigger Bongos (3rd year students). Solved 50 challenges. Scored 1180 points.

3rd Place: TAXAmanian Trolls (3rd year students). Solved 52 challenges. Scored 1070 points.

A special thanks to everyone who contributed, including Jamie Sinn, Jason Han, Elijah Tavenor, Cameron Novina, Gabe Miller, Clinton Huynh, Adam Bruik, Wesley Jones and Aaron McDonald, as well as our alumni working at Security Compass, Adam Greenhill and Bryon Hart, and BAISc Program Coordinator Nick Johnston.

2019 OACETT Outstanding Educator Award Nomination

Congratulations to Srinivas Ganapathyraju, Professor & Coordinator of Electromechanical Engineering Technology for being nominated for the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Outstanding Educator Award. Srinivas’s students recognized his contribution to the training and education of engineering technicians and technologists here at Sheridan, and the success of our faculty does not go unnoticed. Congratulations Srinivas!

2019 Halton Skills Competition

This past Tuesday, April 2nd, we attended the 30th annual Halton Skills Competition at Craig Kielburger Secondary School, a competition that engages students in technological and trade education. The competition featured over 40 competitions for elementary and secondary students and over 1200 student competitors, as well as a career showcase and medals ceremony. As a yearly sponsor of the competition, we bring new activities to engage with the students each year at the Sheridan booth. Thanks to David Bradley and Dave De Francesca for representing FAST on that day, and the support from our Community Employment Services partners Kim Bertrand and Elaine Garley.

Michelle Chretien in The Pointer 2019

Michelle Chretien, Director of CAMDT was featured in an article from The Pointer, highlighting Sheridan’s place in the industry and Michelle’s impressive experience in CAMDT. The article dives deep into the role Sheridan plays in connecting students and faculty to work with manufacturing business partners and various projects under the CAMDT roof. Faculty member Srinivas Ganapathyraju was also featured in this article for his collaboration with student Carlos Paez for the Savaria Concord Lift project, funded by FedDev Ontario.

Thanks to Michelle and everyone at CAMDT for helping raise Sheridan’s profile within the industry!

2019 Architecture Open House

It’s that time of year again! Join us on Wednesday April 17th at HMC in room B494 for the Architecture Open House. Second and third year Architectural Technology students will have their final projects, resumes and portfolios on display to show off their skills. Featured work will include animations, websites, 3-D CAD modelling and more. Come find your next star employee!

Dr Mozammel Khan Achievements 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Mozammel Khan, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technology Professor/Coordinator for his recent achievements. Dr. Khan was honoured by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as Member of the Month twice in the last two months, and by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians (OACETT) as the Educator of the Year and as an honorary member. He
has also been nominated for the Order of Ontario, the highest civilian award of the Province.

Dr. Khan has contributed greatly to the education and success of our students, and we’re happy to see his outstanding research and education work is being recognized in the engineering industry. Congratulations, Mozammel!

Thesis Defences 2019

Good luck to Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) students Ken Suong, who’s thesis describes an automatic extraction of information from food-health articles, and Christopher Campanelli, who’s thesis describes a smartwatch solution for fitness monitoring. Their thesis defences are scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2019.

Faculty Administrators

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology,
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



Apr 11

2019 Provincial FIRST Robotics Championships

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Apr 17

Architecture Open House 2019

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