Degree programs in industrial and engineering administration, applied technology (AAS)
and three distinctively different physics tracks give students in Edinboro's Physics
and Technology Department the knowledge and skills they need to excel in emergent
Why Study Physics and Technology at PennWest Edinboro?
The Joseph T. Buba Department of Physics and Technology offers instruction in engineering,
astronomy, electronics, physics and manufacturing engineering technology. It prepares
students for rapid employment in industrial research or advanced study in graduate
Students receive personalized instruction in small-size classes and have access to
the most technologically advanced laboratory environments in the region.
Three Physics programs offer a broad background in fundamental physics while delivering
specialized experiences in astronomical applications. The department participates
in a cooperative engineering dual program — sometimes called a "3+2" program. As part
of this track, students complete three years of study at Edinboro in basic science,
math and introductory engineering followed by two years or more of study at a cooperating
university to complete their engineering degree requirements. The student receives
both an Edinboro degree and an engineering degree from the cooperating university.
Our Technology programs prepare students for placements in industry, manufacturing
and applied technology, as well as positions that require financial planning and marketing
decision-making for industrial firms. Paid internships at high-profile firms in the
greater Erie area, graduate assistantships and summer research initiatives are available
to department students.