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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. 

Course Description

The Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry are amongst the most highly capitalized industries in the world, yet they have relatively low profit margins and employment instability challenges. This course surveys the forces and factors external to a shipbuilding or ship repair company that create this business environment: history, politics, macro-economics, micro-economics, financial structure, systematic risk and regulations. This course also identifies the six (6) reasons that (taken collectively) drive the industry dynamics, and make shipbuilding and ship repair uniquely challenged amongst all major world industries.

(This is Part I of a 2-part module; Part II investigates the internal forces, risk factors and operational management considerations that shape the performance of a specific shipbuilding or ship repair firm.)

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Logistical Information

Instructor: Michael B. Stanton
Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, held in conjunction with the 2018 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium
Date: 9/17/2018
Time: 1300-1700
Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 4 Hours
Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area


1. Political, financial and economic structure of the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.
2. Understanding why some corporations invest in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, and why some corporations divest from this industry.
3. The six (6) factors that collectively make shipbuilding and ship repair unique amongst all major world industries

Registration Information

Capacity: 25
Enrollment Fee: Member $150, Non-Member $200
Terms and Conditions

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