Directional Drilling and Micro-Tunnelling Excursion

This excursion will enable students to see how the engineering world works, taking them directly to the science involved in the Clyde Road Rail Crossing Removal.

We have organised a tour/presentation at the Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus. This aligns with the works that are currently being undertaken as part of the Clyde Road Level Crossing Removal Project and provides a great opportunity for any students who might be considering a career in engineering to get insights into this aspect of the field.

The tunnelling centre provides specialist training in the construction and operation of a variety of tunnels including rail, road and utilities tunnels. They have a replica mined tunnel and Tunnel Boring machine with a full-height entrance and training facilities including tunnel shaft and concrete lining spray simulators.

The day will start at 9am and students will be dismissed at 12pm when the tour and presentations finish.

Dress Code:

Full academic uniform


Students are to meet at the Holmesglen campus at 41 Drummond Street CHADSTONE. Students are to make their own way there. The campus in on Warrigal Rd which has many bus routes. Holmesglen or Oakleigh railway stations are the closest but do involve a walk of about 1.5km to the campus. Please contact Ms Bonham, if required. Remember to include your name and tutorial when sending her an SMS.