Applied Computing


Sheridan’s Applied Computing programs prepare you to respond to the rapidly evolving field of Information and Communication Technology. You’ll experience hands-on learning in leading-edge topics like information systems security, mobile and wireless technology, web development, computer programming, software engineering and development, interactive media management, database development and internet communications technology.

The School of Applied Computing offers a spectrum of 11 computer programs covering different credentials including:

2-year Diplomas
3-year Advanced Diplomas
4-year Degrees
1-year Graduate Certificates

Many of the computing programs have subtle differences that can be challenging to decipher. Please feel free to contact us to help you understand the differences between the 11 programs, and to help you find the best program for your interests, skills and goals.


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!

Best paper award at IEEE IEMCON 2018

Congratulations to Applied Computing faculty Tarek El Salti, Mark Orlando, Simon Hood, their research students, Ryerson University Professor Isaac Woungang, and Industry partner Joseph Chun-Chung Cheung from TELUS who, as a team, won the 'best paper award' at IEEE IEMCON 2018.

Their research work on Indoor Location Services over-shadowed all of the other competition and took first place at IEEE IEMCON. The IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE IEMCON 2018) took place at the University of British Columbia from November 1st - 3rd.

IEEE IEMCON is an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to deliberate and explore issues, trends, and developments in IT, Electronics and Mobile Communications; it's a forum to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives, and governmental policies between academia and industry.

WISE Club - March 2019 Events

The Women in Science and Engineering Club is back with weekly meetups. WISE will be meeting in room C322 at Davis from 6-8pm with a variety of guests and topics each week, including:

March 14th - Weijing Ma, Professor and Program Cooridnator for Computer Engineering Technology/Technician: Imaging Systems using the Python platform.

March 21 - Holena Newton & Tracy Ashton, Sheridan Alumni: Journey from a Sheridan student to workplace/industry.

March 28 - Omar Elbanby, 5th term student in Software Development and Network Engineering: GitHub Workshop.

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, and how 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 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 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 ISS Capture the Flag

ISSession's 2019 Capture the Flag is approaching, and registration is still open! The CTF will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019. If you're new to CTF's, we'll have a variety of challenges for different skill levels that you'll be able to learn from.

2019 Rick Green: Innovation and Creativity presentation

Monday, March 18th from 6-7:30 pm in J102 Trafalgar, we will be hosting Rick Green for a special presentation. With humour and compassion, Rick demonstrates that creativity is a process, an attitude and a muscle that can be improved, developed and honed in an ongoing way. Having been diagnosed at 47 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Rick speaks from experience. His perspectives on ADHD, innovation, creativity, productivity and success are sure to inspire.

This event is open to all. No tickets or registration required.

Contacts Trafalgar

Pat Burns
Associate Dean, Trafalgar
Ext. 2451

Dr Mardy Frazer
Associate Dean, Davis
Ext. 5707

Irene Holford
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Trafalgar
Ext. 8021

Christina Spadafora
Program Support Specialist, Trafalgar
Ext. 5471

Daniella Ceci
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Davis
Ext. 5171

Leslie Waddell
Program Support Specialist, Davis
Ext. 5082

Applied Computing at Sheridan

The School of Applied Computing offers a spectrum of 11 computer programs covering different credentials including: 2-year Diplomas, 3-year Advanced Diplomas, 4-year Degrees and 1-year Graduate Certificates. Many of our computing programs have subtle differences that can be difficult to decipher. Please feel free to get in touch to understand the differences in programs.

Most of the Applied Computing programs are offered at both campuses with the exception of Information Systems Security, Mobile Computing, Interactive Media Management and Game Development Advanced programming, all of which are offered at Trafalgar. Information Technology Support Services is offered at Davis.

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