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

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.

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!

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!

Michelle Chretien in Sheridan Curiosities 2019

Representing CAMDT again, Michelle Chretien’s work as CAMDT’s Director was the focus for a recent article on the Sheridan Curiosities blog. Michelle is an expert on everything CAMDT, and shares the details about everything from new tech equipment, diversity in the field and the applied research projects coming out of CAMDT. Michelle plays a key role in matching students with real-world industry partnerships, where students practice their skills and get ready for the workforce. Thanks Michelle for bringing light to all the amazing work that CAMDT does!

Spotlight Sheridan Capture the Wind 2019

On May 1st during Spotlight Sheridan, grade seven students from local schools came to visit the Applied Mechanics lab in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Technology and participated in a hands-on workshop to learn about renewable energy called “Capture the Wind!” Students worked in teams and were given the challenge to optimize a small-scale wind turbine using different blades and blade angles to find out which set-up provided the most energy. The workshop ended in a friendly competition to see which team could generate the most energy. Thanks to everyone who joined us to explore the science behind wind energy!

Sheridan brings home six medals from Skills Ontario 2019

This years Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 6-8 resulted in six medals in five categories for Sheridan. The annual event bringing 20,000 attendees had 20 Sheridan students in the competition, six of which won in categories including Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Web Design and Development and more. Two of these students from FAST will be representing Sheridan at Skills Canada later this month as a part of Team Ontario. Sheridan also took home second place in the Large Booth category for the booth featuring various interactive activities.

Thank you to everyone who made this year such a huge success, from faculty members who coached the students, the students who participated and gave it their all, as well as support staff and faculty for making the booth such an inviting and interactive space for students to visit and learn.

Davis Community Garden 2019

Our construction trades professor Mariusz Polkowski has put great work into the Davis Community Garden project along with our dual credit students. Grade 11 and 12 students in the dual credit program were engaged with creating their own planter projects that will grow in the Community Garden later this summer. Georg Feil from Applied Computing also captured a “before” drone photo of the garden, so we can see the progress in the garden as it grows.

MEET Faculty published in 2019 Proceedings Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference

Dr. Amjed Majeed, along with Zohreh Motamedi and Mouhamed Abdulla have co-authored a conference paper that has been published in the 2019 Proceedings Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACEG19) Conference. The paper is entitled “Conceive Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) in polytechnic education” and is attached for your information. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this published work!

2019 City of Mississauga Pilot Project

On Living Arts Drive from June 7th to 17th, the City of Mississauga is trying to find ways to enhance the experience of their streets by installing temporary planters, bike lanes, decorative shelters, food trucks, murals and more. The City will be studying the response to these installations, so we encourage everyone to explore the area during those 10 days and discuss the new additions.

IMM student secures spot in WorldSkills Competition

Industrial Millwright Mechanic Apprenticeship student Jake Doan has made history by being the first Sheridan student to make it to the WorldSkills Competition in Russia, as part of Team Canada. Jake competed in the 2019 Skills Canada Competition in Halifax at the end of May and came out on top as the successful competitor who is now moving onto WorldSkills.

Jake will compete in the bi-annual skills competition this August in Kazan, Russia. The team of faculty who are supporting him include Brian Vintinner, Craig Brazil, Dave Hillman and Lawrence Hamilton. Good luck, Jake!

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


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