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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. 

Calling All Students!

Do You Know about ASNE's Student Membership? Download the student flyer here, and share it with your friends!

ASNE will provide 1 year of complimentary student membership to any student providing proof of membership in a related technical society such as AIAA, ASME, IEEE, NSBE, SAME, SHPE, SNAME, or SWE.

Benefits of ASNE Membership

  • Access to ASNE’s naval engineering career site
  • Free admission to most ASNE symposia for full-time undergraduate students
  • Scholarship program
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Access to the ASNE technical library
  • Membership directory
  • Community outreach activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Awards program
  • Opportunities to publish technical papers
  • Discounts on past symposium proceedings
  • Electronic subscription to the Naval Engineers Journal

Student & Young Engineer Support

One of the Society’s priorities is to support students considering a career in naval engineering or currently enrolled in an academic program.

ASNE’s Scholarship Program

Since ASNE's Schoarlship Program was inaugurated in 1979, the Society has awarded more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students with scholarship support. 

ASNE's Scholarship Program was established to improve and promote the profession of naval engineering. The Society’s goal is to encourage college students to enter the field of naval engineering and to provide valuable support to naval engineers seeking advanced education in the field. 

Your Profession, Your Society

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) can help you figure out if a career in naval engineering is right for you and help you get started. If you have any questions about ASNE or would like to learn how to get more involved, please contact a member of the ASNE Staff or your local Section.

Join ASNE's Facebook Group or follow us on Twitter and start networking with other naval engineers today!


Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.