The market has witnessed several books on the subject “Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering”. But smartness is always needed to choose the better than the best. This first edition of the book comprising 10 chapters on surveying, civil engineering materials, foundations, superstructures, power plant engineering, major components of thermal (steam) power plant, internal combustion engines, refrigeration, air conditioning and power transmission systems. It is assured that this book will surely satisfy the purpose and all kind of constructive criticism about the book is earnestly sought. This book is designed by exhaustively comprehending the needs of the young budding engineers and as per the syllabus of second semester “GE6251 Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering” course prescribed by Anna University, Chennai. The book is saturated in a very systematic and self explanatory way and the contents are presented in an elegant, comprehensive and lucid manner. The content of the book is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on the basics of civil engineering which is flourished with many problems in surveying and areas of determination. The second section focuses on the basics of mechanical engineering with a pictorial representation for all the topics concerned. This book will surely satisfy the students in preparing for the university examinations and other competitive examinations and will give prolific results.