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.


Hackademics takes Bronze at Elevate Hackathon

Hackademics, a Sheridan club comprised of members from FAST (Bachelor’s Degree, Mobile Computing) and FAAD (Bachelor’s Degree, Interaction Design), took part in the Elevate Hackathon on Sept 21st.

The team worked tirelessly on the “Connected City” problem statement. The solution was a system that was simple, inexpensive and easily deployed to help the community with its current noise problems.

With a total of 78 Teams and over 500 developers in the competition, and as Toronto’s largest hackathon ever, the team was thrilled to have won 3rd place. Inspired and dedicated, the solution involved the development of Arduino-powered sensors installed across the city to create a real-time database of how sound pollution is affecting people in Toronto daily. By connecting that functionality to a mobile app, we can empower people with information to make decisions about where to live, work, and play.

Congratulations to Cory Da Silva and Warren Zajac, both Mobile Computing degree students and research students at the CMI working on the Tech4Life project. Congratulations to team mates Alexandra Thompson, Adam Crosby, Christina Weng, Carlo Forrest Dormiendo - what a fantastic accomplishment!

SecTor 2018

Sheridan's very own Information Systems Security (ISS) Program Coordinator, Nick Johnston, will be speaking on a panel at SecTor 2018, the annual National IT Security Conference.

SecTor 2018 is being held on October 2nd and 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the South Building on the 800 level. With seven tracks including technical, management, security fundamentals, tools and sponsor, the schedule is packed with exciting speakers and activities providing significant value, annually, to the security community.

Welcome to the new Centre for Mobile Innovation

Exciting times are near as Sheridan's Centre for Mobile Innovation prepares for its new home at the Trafalgar campus, in SCAET. Take a sneak peak of whats in store for you when you pop by the new CMI!

Polytechnics 2018

Sheridan was pleased to host the 2018 Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference - Shifting Gears: Today's Polytechnics, Tomorrow's Work on May 14-15. The event brought together representatives from member institutions across the country, government and industry partners of Sheridan, for an agenda focused on the challenges facing our economy, workforce and communities due to the rise of intelligent automation.

The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) was highlighted in the Centres of Excellence Showcase session featuring two of our CMI projects:

• Dr. El Sayed, Principal Investigator: medical-grade videoconferencing system in collaboration with m-Health Solutions to support effective doctor-patient videoconferencing.
• Prof. Magdin Stoica, Principal Investigator, in collaboration with CloudDX: the “Clinic of the Future” system with Augmented Reality using the MIcrosoft Hololens.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, spoke with CMI lead, Dr Ed Sykes and Magdin Stoica, Mobile Degree Program Coordinator, and explored the innovative systems we have created in the CMI.

2018 Capture the Flag contest

On Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 5pm, the ISSessions club ran their wildly popular 'Capture the Flag' event with support from the SSU. Students from ISS, Systems Analyst and Software Development Network Engineering programs participated in 70 contest challenges designed by current students and ISS alumni. Challenge Categories included Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Database, Systems Administration, Steganography, Programming, Web Application Vulnerability Exploitation, Network Traffic Analysis and general computer science and info sec trivia covering history.

With over 50 participants, the event was a great success and plans are already underway for next year's contest, with the hopes of opening it up to more computing programs and other institutions. The winning teams took home prizes including Raspberry Pi computer kits, lockpick sets and books on information security.

Congratulations to first place team, "rm -rf /", second place team 'Team 16' (who, incidentally, was composed of 4 solo registrants who met that morning for the first time ever) and third place team, ComradeSec.

Congratulations to all participants and teams for an awesome day in InfoSec!

Clinic of the Future at Realities in Medicine Expo 2018

On the April 7th & 8th weekend, the Sheridan Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI), represented by Mobile Computing Program Coordinator Magdin Stoica, CMI Director Ed Sykes and a team of dedicated Mobile Computing students, presented their work at the Realities in Medicine Conference.

The CMI display showcased the “Clinic of the Future” involving an innovative patient care and management system and Microsoft Hololens AR for physicians. The patient care system simulates AI for diagnosis, and CloudDX’s Vitaliti wearable provides real-time vitals for the doctor to see in the Hololens.

The CMI display was a highlight of event, with even Microsoft acknowledging the innovation we demonstrated through the use of the devices and leading Augmented Reality gear (the Hololens). The Realities in Medicine Conference was the first Canadian scientific conference in AR/VR/MR focused on the research around mixed realities in medicine.

Through conferences like these, healthcare professionals, medical educators and clinical researchers connect with developers and the virtual, augmented, and mixed reality industry to look at uses, evidence and best practices for the development of virtual, augmented reality for patient care, medical education, and research.

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

Cathy Runciman
Program Support Specialist, Trafalgar
Ext. 2339

Daniella Ceci
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Davis
Ext. 5171

Christina Spadafora
Program Support Specialist, Davis
Ext. 5471

Contacts Davis

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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