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.


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!

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.

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!

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

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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