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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. 

There are several different types of American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) membership. The membership types and the annual membership dues for each type are outlined below.

Individual Members:
Annual Membership Dues for Members 30 Years and Older - $145

1) Active or retired commissioned and warrant officers (regular and reserve) of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and other organizational entities of the United States engaged in naval engineering.
2) Other persons actively engaged in or retired from the practice of naval engineering or teaching within one of the broad aspects of naval engineering.

Annual Membership Dues for Members Under 30 Years Old - $70 (Young Engineers)

Student Member:
Annual Membership Dues for Student Members- $35

A Student Member is any full time student seeking a bachelor’s or graduate degree associated within the naval engineering field.
Membership is valid until the end of ASNE’s fiscal year or at the point at which the student graduates or severs their association with the college or university.  To keep student member dues low, student members receive Naval Engineers Journal electronically only.

Spouse Member:
Annual Membership Dues for Spouse Members - $35

A Spouse Member is anyone who is a spouse of a current member who is eligible for Individual Membership. To keep spouse membership dues low, spouse members receive Naval Engineers Journal electronically only.

Emeritus Member:
Annual Membership Dues for Emeritus Members - $50

Any Individual Member or Associate Member, after 25 years of membership and having reached the age of 62 may become an Emeritus Member.

Lifetime Member:
Membership Dues for Lifetime Members - $2175

Tired of paying membership dues?  Lifetime membership in ASNE is available to any qualifying member for 15 times the current annual membership dues rate.  Pay once and never think about another dues invoice again!

Corporate Supporter/Corporate Membership:
Various Corporate Supporter Membership packages are available. All individual corporate members receive the digital version of the Naval Engineers Journal and the membership expires at the end of the ASNE Fiscal Year. Click here to learn more.


Membership is based upon personal or corporate qualifications and is not transferable. Any person eligible for membership is admitted upon application and payment of annual dues provided that the application is approved by the ASNE Membership Committee.