1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

Shipyard Safety and Familiarization - Virtual Classroom

Course Title: Shipyard Safety and Familiarization - Virtual Classroom
Instructor: Brian Ackerman
Location: Virtual Classroom 

Enroll Here

19 January 2016
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Shipyard Environment

20 January 2016
Lesson 2: Walking the Dock Floor

21 January 2016
Lesson 3: Work Permits

22 January 2016
Lesson 4: Addressing Abnormal Conditions

Time: 1600 – 1700 Eastern (each course)

Instructor Bio: Brian Ackerman is an Associate Professor of Marine Engineering at United States Merchant Marine Academy. He has fourteen years’ experience as Chief Engineer on several vessels and twenty years’ seagoing experience. Brian has served as Chief Engineer, Project Chief Engineer and/or Mechanical Lead for vessel dry dockings/conversions, various vessel repair periods, vessel reflags, and vessel reclassifications. Additionally, he has served as technical consultant for vessel/marine related projects. Brian is a co-author/author of several publications including an International Maritime Organization (IMO) Circular. He is a former Service/Sales Account Manager for Wartsila North America. Brian holds the rank of Captain, United States Naval Reserve. He is a 1990 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Engineering and has a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Haven.

Course Description: Working in a ship or repair yard is a dynamic environment. Shipyard Safety and Familiarization is a four hour course that introduces professionals to basic shipyard organization and safety practices. The course is designed to familiarize personnel entering the industry. It discusses organization and safety from both a vessel and shipyard perspective. The course is designed for new port engineers, project managers and industry personnel. The four modules of the course are as follows:

  • Introduction to the Shipyard Environment
  • Walking the dock floor
  • Work permits
  • Addressing abnormal conditions
  • Material is presented in an open discussion format with work exercises assigned to the student to assess understanding.

Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Capacity: 25

Enrollment Fee:
Member $120
Non-Member $150
Student $70

Please contact ASNE Senior Education Manager, Ms. Erica Smedley Cox, at (703) 836-6727 or ecox@navalengineers.org

*Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions. Undergraduate students may be eligible for a reduced rate.