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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam Review, CE Programs & Workshops and Technical Sessions at SNAME Maritime Convention


Founded in 1893 as a United States engineering society and based in Alexandria Virginia, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) is an internationally recognized professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries including suppliers. With more than 6,000 members around the world in 85 countries, SNAME advance the art, science and practice of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine-related professions.

SNAME now has members in almost every seafaring and offshore energy nation and has various international, including student chapters known as student sections serving over a thousand students around the world. Some of them are - California Maritime Academy, Delft University of Technology, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Stevens Institute, and SUNY Maritime College to name a few.

SNAME interests cover the complete cycle including research, education, design, build, operate, recycle for anything related to maritime engineering. SNAME events such as the Annual Meeting offer opportunities to earn Professional Development Hours enabling a Professional Engineer to earn as many as nine PDHs (0.9 CEUs) by attending these sessions.

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Certification & Training Programs

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam Review

  • Professional Engineering Review Course (PERC) for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam: In an effort to support those naval architects, marine and ocean engineers who are preparing to take the Professional Engineer Principles and Practice Examination in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the Society has developed this Distance Learning course that provides a review of the 4 Subject Areas with 21 sub-groups included in the NAME Examination Specification.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

PDH is the term used by most states to describe one hour of engineering continuing education. SNAME courses/sessions presented as part of events such as the SNAME Maritime Convention (formerly the Annual Meeting), Section Meetings, and Webinars offer opportunities to earn PDHs.

Webinars (Latest)

  • Finite Element Simulation and Verification According to Standards for Ship and Offshore Structures
  • LNG Bunkering Vessel
  • The Role of Molten Salt Reactors for Marine Decarbonization
  • Ammonia: The Green Fuel - An Assessment of Practical Aspects
  • Preliminary Design of a Tanker Ship in the Context of Collision-Induced Environmental-Risk-Based Ship Design
  • Digitalization and Innovation in the Maritime Industry
  • An Overview of Fixed Fire-Fighting Systems on board Cargo Vessels
  • The new HR Norm, virtual interviews to hiring
  • Prediction and analysis of ship performance and fuel efficiency with a proper
  • selection of fouling control coatings
  • Hydrogen as a Source of Power for Marine Applications - Regulatory Aspects

SNAME Maritime Convention CE Courses (Past Courses)

  • Aluminum Marine Structure Design and Fabrication
  • Engineering in the Offshore Industry
  • Hydrodynamics for Renewable Energy Device

Workshops & Technical Sessions (Past Courses)

  • Hydrodynamics Technical & Research
  • A Comparative Study of Wind Load Prediction Methods
  • Digital Shipbuilding; extending the Digital Thread
  • Computational Tool Development for Weld Sequence Planning in Major Assemblies
  • Lean IHOP Transformation of Shipyard Erection Block Construction
  • Hydrodynamic Aspects in Dredger Design and Operation
  • An ICME Modeling Application for the Optimization of Tie-Down Weld Sequence in Ship Production
  • ICME and Cost Models Development for Ship Production
  • Increasing Port Accessibility for Deep Draft Ships with Limited UKC
  • Weld Residual Stress Measurement in a Shipyard Environment
  • Development of Mobile Shipbuilding Information Solution for Real-Time Visualization of 3D Models, Drawings and ERP
  • Radiation and Diffraction Forces and Motions for Two Ships at Moderate Forward Speed
  • New FCAW Electrode for Producing Ultra-Clean Welds in High Strength Low Alloy Steel
  • The Synchronized Naval Shipyard: a CAD/PLM integration case study
  • Analysis of Measured Marine Oil Terminal Berthing Velocities
  • Hybrid Induction Arc Welding for Reducing Distortion and Increasing Productivity – Shipyard Implementation
  • VIEWs to 3D; engaging a Model Based Enterprise
  • An Evaluation of Different Computational Methods for Bollard Pull Prediction
  • Backside Burn Prevention Measures during Welding Outfitting Equipment for PSPC
  • 3D Laser Scanning In the Shipbuilding Industry
  • Development of Hawser and Fender Model for Motion Analysis of Two Bbodies Using OpenFOAM
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries for Passenger Vessels
  • Mechanical Piping Systems Support Critical Services
  • World-Class Electrical Design Tool for Shipbuilding
  • Saving labor - Stainless Steel Push-Fit Marine Drain Systems
  • EPA Tier 4 / IMO III Emissions Aftertreatment Systems
  • Remote Diagnostic Services as Enablers For Integrated Shipping
  • Marine IMO Insulation: Temperature, types and advantages
  • Collision Risk Assessment of a VLCC Class Tanker
  • Evolution of Naval Design World-wide towards International Standardization
  • Plus more