Indonesia is a maritime country, considering that two-thirds of its territory is sea water. The potential of marine waters is very large, so it requires maximum and professional handling and management. The Indonesian government has attempted to address this potential by establishing the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. The development of the maritime sector is felt to be very important to involve various departments, including: the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Ministry of Industry, especially elements of the maritime industry and trade and the Ministry of National Education, as well as other related departments. Diponegoro University has the right and strong commitment in facing the future as outlined in the Basic Scientific Pattern (PIK) which is oriented towards Coastal Region Eco Development. With the synchronous development of Diponegoro University in the future through educational programs, a Team for the Proposal of the Opening of the Undergraduate Naval Architecture Study Program was formed, chaired by Ir. H. Sukanto Jatmiko in 1998. Furthermore, the team conducted a Feasibility Study on the Opening of a Marine Engineering Undergraduate Study Program by conducting a survey to Universities that already have this department, also to the world of maritime industry and ministries related to marine technology in general, shipping engineering in particular, are then studied and compiled carefully and carefully so that it is in the form of a proposal and then submitted to the Directorate General of Higher Education in Jakarta. In the end the S1 Naval Architecture Study Program was established based on the letter of the Directorate General of Higher Education No. 3026 / D / I / 2002 dated October 28, 2002, which followed by the birth date of the S1 Naval Architecture Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University.