Membership

Why SNAME

 

SNAME has long been the preeminent society for the practitioners of the shipbuilding arts and sciences.  For many, the Society has been absolutely essential to career development and success in the industry. SNAME encourages the exchange and recording of information, sponsors applied research, offers career guidance, supports education, and enhances the professional status and integrity of its membership.

With an international membership of over 8500 members, SNAME reaches professionals around the world as an International Forum for Maritime and Ocean Professionals. Professionals with an education and background in maritime architecture and engineering may apply for membership in the Society. Member or Associate Member status may be granted based on a review of applicant credentials, education, years of service, contributions to, and experience in the industry.

    

Membership Benefits

Become a member of the premier international organization for maritime professionals, and benefit from


Current Membership Dues Rates

GRADES OF MEMBERSHIP

ENTRANCE FEE

2015 DUES RATE

Member/Associate Member

              Age 32 or more

$10

$181.00

              Age 29-31

$10

$119.00

              Age 26-28

$10

$88.00

              Age 25 or less

$10

$57.00

            Student Member

$0

$35.00


**PLEASE NOTE: Joining now will give you the remainder of 2014 along with your 2015 dues payment.

Grades of Membership

There are four basic grades of SNAME Membership.  The qualifications for each grade are explained in Article B of the Society By-Laws.  Further, the by-laws allow members to become "Life Members" in each membership class.  As stated in the by-laws, the life designation is attained by a member "making a single payment as established by the Council and by signing an agreement to conform to any future amendments to the by-laws not involving a change in the payment of dues."
Briefly, the types of SNAME membership are as follows:


Member
(approximately 43% of total)

The rank of SNAME Member may be accorded exclusively to persons having competence important experience in naval architecture, engineering, and other phases of engineering closely allied with the marine industry.

Applications must be endorsed by three persons having the grade of Member.


Toshitomo Matsui
SNAME Member



Associate Member

(approximately 38% of total)

The rank of SNAME Associate Member may be accorded to persons with experience in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering whose pursuits, attainments, education, and/or practical experience qualify them, but who have not held a position sufficient responsibility lack required for grade Member or Affiliate.

Applications must be endorsed by two members of any grade, except that of Student Member.




Chris Homer
SNAME Associate Member

 

Student Member

(approximately 15% of total)

The rank of Student Member may be accorded to a graduate or undergraduate student in naval architecture or marine engineering in one of several technical institutions recognized by the Society.

SNAME actively supports the efforts of graduating students to "
Stay with SNAME" and remain connected with the the Society.  Students are encouraged to use the Graduating Student Contact Form, allowing SNAME staff to provide assistance.    

 
Mark Groden
SNAME Student Member

 

Memberships of Distinction
(approximately 2% of total)

From time to time the SNAME Council may confer upon individuals one of three honorary ranks.  Those who have made exceptional contributions to the field of naval architecture and marine engineering are recognized by three specific membership types:

  • SNAME Fellow
  • SNAME Honorary Member
  • SNAME Life Member

 
Ken Lane
SNAME Fellow