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. 

Professional Development at ASNE

The Rosenblatt Lecture Series brings distinguished persons, who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement in the field of naval engineering or large-scale systems engineering to the naval engineering community. These technical lectures reflect the speaker’s philosophical or historical perspective from many years of practicing the art. Delivered in-person, and preserved on-line; lectures are complimentary to ASNE Members and non-members alike. Watch a lecture from the series by visiting the On-Demand Learning page.

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Rethink Your Professional Development

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is committed to helping the naval engineering community stay up-to-date and informed. Our wide range of educational opportunities includes several continuing education courses offered in various locations around the country, often in conjunction with our technical symposia.

Upcoming Opportunities


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  • Naval engineering professionals must maintain an understanding of current technical information to do well in an ever-changing environment
  • Knowledge boosts confidence and leads to opportunities for career advancement
  • ASNE's skilled instructors are leading experts in their subject area
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuous Learning Points (CLP)
  • Network with current and future leaders of the naval engineering industry

“Participating in professional development training has so many advantages. For the individual, it’s a great opportunity to either learn new skills, or increase their depth of existing ones. It’s time away from email, client and employer demands and meetings; to have that rare occasion so often overlooked to just focus on a specific subject for an extended time in an academic environment. It’s a time to share experiences with others, and learn from them too. But the advantages do not stop with the individual. For the team, it’s an efficient way to quickly increase everyone’s knowledge in a particular topic. For the company, investing in professional development yields a more valuable employee, who’s smarter and more confident in their work. In this way, this form of training serves as a form of ‘mini-mentoring period’ for individuals.” - Rich Delpizzo, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

ASNE's wide range of educational opportunities now includes professional development courses delivered online.  Visit our on demand learning website to see a list of currently available offerings.
The ASNE Custom at Request program provides organizations and groups customizable educational courses in naval engineering in an effort to increase individual knowledge and organizational success. Top-notch instructors can deliver courses at specific locations, ASNE headquarters or online. For more information about ASNE Custom at Request contact .
Interested in teaching? Have an idea for a course? Want to participate on the Professional Development Committee? Contact or (703) 836-6727 for any questions.