I envisioned a VR application that would make an oil rig to treat a centrifugal pump. We asked a company http://vrowl.nl/ to build this environment for us. Students can "assemble" and "dismantle" the pump using a HTC Vive VR HMD.
Do you also need to train your students in handling pumps, or do you have other questions, please reply to this blog and i will get back to you. I'm especially interested in people wanting to co-finance development of the environment.