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

Sheridan's Cyber Security Symposium Student Contest Winners

The Faculty of Applied Science and Technology showcased its InfoSec talent on Mon, May 15th at Sheridan's Cyber Security Symposium. With attendees from Scalar, Paladion, eSentire, Herjavec Group and many more, students presented their solutions and networked with industry representatives.

Congratulations to David Sigmundson and Nebojsa Bajagic for their 1st place project investigating security concerns around low-cost, consumer-grade Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Second place winners Jordan Fung, Gabriel Lagarde and Joshua Pui presented their project 'Electronic Test Equipment Security' which identified a potential new security vulnerability and attack vector targeting the electronics manufacturing supply chain.

And third place winners Justin Fukumoto, Jared Murray and Benjamin Hofstede explored the creation of a threat hunting platform to track and hunt threats inside corporate infrastructure.

Congratulations to you all for your great work and attention to detail.

Sheridan Students showcase their work at the AATO General Meeting

The Association of Architectural Technologists in Ontario (AATO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) showcased the exemplary project work of Sheridan's Architectural Technology/Technician students.

We are proud of our student talent and it's no surprise that much of the work completed by our scholars often receives industry-wide recognition. The AGM took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan and bought together some of the most creative minds in the architectural profession.

Focusing on the Centre for Mobile Innovation

The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI), with the recent announcement of a significant funding injection, will be honing its research efforts around mobile computing solutions to modern healthcare problems.

Through the use of leading mobile and related technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and Machine Learning, the CMI will undertake to conduct research in mobile computing, driven by industry need, with the goal of producing innovative, functional, relevant solutions.

With an excellent team of professors, and students that are eager to collaborate, the CMI is getting ready for the future with their renewed direction focusing on the creation of innovative solutions to a variety of healthcare problems and challenges.

Centre for Mobile Innovation receives significant federal investment

Sheridan's Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) has received a combined $3.3 million funding from federal sources to continue to tackle real world challenges that local businesses face.

We look forward to exploring the CMI's innovative solutions.

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.

2017 FAST Funded Research projects

We are very proud of our FAST research teams. Collectively, they have completed a broad array of research activities and secured over $3 million worth of funding support.

From Solar-Powered Adsorption Cooling Units to Game PEARLs: Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy to Optimization of Low-Temperature Preservation of Cold-Pressed Juices, our research teams are putting the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology on the research map.

2017 Coop Student of the Year awards

The Faculty of Applied Science and Technology was proud to celebrate the successes of our Coop Students of the year on Tuesday, March 28th.

Congratulations to FAST's Coop Student of the Year recipients, Harmandeep Singh Sidhu, for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology (pictured on the left) and Catherine Poehlman, for Applied Computing (pictured on the right).

Catharine was further celebrated as the recipient of the prestigious EWO (Education at Work Ontario) Coop student of the year award. EWO is the voice of post secondary cooperative education in Ontario and the award reflects a significant province-wide accomplishment.

Congratulations Harmandeep and Catharine. You make us proud!

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. Iain McNab, Acting Associate Dean
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships


May 30

FAST Awards 2017

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