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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 


The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is a leading source of information on the full range of naval engineering subjects including related arts, sciences and use of technology in the design, systems integration, interoperability, construction, operation, maintenance, disposal and logistics support to ships, submarines, aircraft small boats and craft, and vehicles.  


ASNE has a number of books available for purchase in our bookstore.


From books on the history of the society, to books on Marine Casualty Response our bookstore offers insight on several topics.

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Naval Engineers Journal

The NEJ is a quarterly, peer-reviewed technical journal with papers authored by professionals engaged in naval and related engineering fields.

Naval Engineers Journal

NEJ is distributed to all members, and the full archive of NEJ back to 1889 can be accessed online. Nonmembers may purchase articles from the NEJ online. Both nonmembers and members may submit a paper for consideration to the NEJ.

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Papers and presentations from many ASNE symposia are available for sale online.


All proceedings are distributed electronically. You may purchase them in our Symposia Proceedings Store.

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ASNE SmartBrief

ASNE has teamed with SmartBrief to provide a free, weekly digest with custom selected naval engineering news sent right to your inbox.

ASNE SmartBrief

Keep up to date on all the latest news, trends, and insights in the industry. Focus areas for the newsletter include cyber security, combat systems, in-service engineering, boats and craft, new technologies, and Society news.

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The ASNE app provides information on upcoming events and programs from the convenience of your iPhone or Android device.


Download the app by searching on ASNE in the iOS App Store or Google Play.

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